Dr. Martha Fairbanks Perry, MD, has been named Director of Outpatient Quality and Safety for UNC Children’s Hospital. This position will report directly to The Chief Quality Officer for UNC Children’s and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety for the Department of Pediatrics. This appointment reflects Dr. Perry’s continued commitment to serve as a leader in all aspects of outpatient quality and safety in the UNC Children’s service line.
Dr. Perry is a general pediatrician and adolescent specialist at the NC Children’s Hospital. She attended Princeton University for undergrad and the University of Massachusetts for medical school. She remained in New England to complete the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Dr. Perry then began her Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco before returning to Boston Children’s Hospital to complete the final six months of her training. UNC was fortunate to have Dr. Perry join our team in May of 2017. In addition to her clinical roles, she is also a member of the Pediatric Education leadership team as an Associate Program Director. In this capacity she is a class advisor and director of the Adolescent Medicine rotation.
In her new role, Dr. Perry will help identify and prioritize strategic priorities for outpatient quality and safety. She has been a leader in quality improvement initiatives in the outpatient setting most notably in developing protocols for screening for STIs among adolescents. With advanced certification in Lean/Six Sigma Improvement methods, her leadership skills and deep knowledge of the importance of a high quality and safe outpatient experience that is seamless for patient and provider alike make her the ideal person to tackle this new challenge. This appointment reflects Dr. Perry’s continued commitment to serve as a leader in all aspects of outpatient quality and safety in the UNC Children’s service line. It also reaffirms the aspiration she shares with all of UNC Children’s to eliminate patient harms during the provision of care and obtain outcomes that position us as a national leader while in service of the children of North Carolina and beyond.
We look forward to seeing Dr. Perry in this new leadership position.