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Shermeen Vakharia, MD, MBA

Professor, Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California

Dr. Vakharia completed her residency in Anesthesiology from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse NY, following which she did fellowships in Cardiac Anesthesia and Pain Management. Following her training, she served as a faculty at SUNY Health Science Center and as a member of the Cardiac Anesthesia Team.

In 2003, Dr. Vakharia joined the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at UC Irvine Medical Center and served as the Director of Cardiac Anesthesia 2004-2011. During this time, she became exceedingly interested in quality and patient safety and was involved in several projects at departmental and organizational level. Dr. Vakharia has also served as the clinical lead for AIMS implementation and as compliance officer for the department. She was appointed the Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care in 2011. She continues her practice a san academic anesthesiologists and oversees implementation of several quality improvement projects. Currently Dr. Vakharia is actively involved in the Surgical Home Project for Joint Replacement at UC Irvine.

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