Dr. Don Likosky is a health services researcher with a focus on applied epidemiology. He was featured by the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation in September 2019.
What drew you to MiCHAMP?
I have been increasingly interested in MiCHAMP given the robust clinician and data science expertise housed within the group. MiCHAMP’s interactive format and collaborative forum for sharing and exchanging of ideas is unique.
What specific expertise do you bring to MiCHAMP?
I am a health services researcher and quality improvement expert housed within the Department of Cardiac Surgery. I have designed and led multicenter projects using mixed methods approaches that rely on clinician engagement. These extramurally funded projects have led to large scale improvements in quality resulting from a collaborative learning approach.
What are your research interests and how do they tie into MiCHAMP?
Our team is developing and implementing a model to evaluate intraoperative contributors to postoperative complications. Our model relies in part on computer-assisted assessments, electronic health record data housed by MPOG, and clinical registry data. The clinician and data scientists within MiCHAMP have been incredibly generous with their time and expertise as we move forward with our initiatives.
Likosky D, Harrington S, Cabrera L et al. Collaborative Quality Improvement Reduces Postoperative Pneumonia After Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018;11(11). doi:10.1161/circoutcomes.118.004756(PubMed)
Mathis M, Duggal N, Likosky D et al. Intraoperative Mechanical Ventilation and Postoperative Pulmonary Complications after Cardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2019;131(5):1046-1062. doi:10.1097/aln.0000000000002909(PubMed)