Surgery Grand Rounds, James Sanders, MD "Surgeon Led Quality Improvement - Why It Matters"

Quality Improvement efforts often fail. They can succeed when surgeons start to lead.

When Jul 24, 2019
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-445-0369
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Dr. James Sanders  graduated with his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and went on complete a residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX.   Prior to his arrival at UNC, Dr. Sanders was Director of Pediatric Surgical Services and Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at University of Rochester and Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, NY and before that, Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospital for Children in Erie, PA.  

He is currently the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics SandersHeadshotat University of North Carolina.  Dr. Sanders has a general pediatric orthopaedic practice with a focus on scoliosis.   For his work on predicting human spine growth to maturity , he recently won the Behrooz Akbarnia MD Award for Best Paper at the International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis, as well as the Hibbs Award for Best Basic Research Paper from the Scoliosis Research Society.  His research interests are in spinal growth and skeletal maturity as well as improving care through quality improvement techniques.