Project Development and Implementation Committee

Loren Berman, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Pediatric Surgeon, Nemours – Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE

Dr. Berman is a pediatric surgeon and pediatric surgery fellowship program director at Nemours-AI DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. She served as Chair of the APSA Quality and Safety Committee from 2018-2020, during which time the Committee launched the Quality Improvement Toolkit website in order to provide open access to condition-specific resources to facilitate QI project implementation.

Michael Goretsky, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School
NSQIP-P Surgeon Champion, Kings’ Daughters’ Children’s Hospital
Norfolk, VA

Dr. Goretsky is a Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk Virginia.   His clinical interests are in chest wall anomalies and surgical quality.  He is actively involved locally and nationally in surgical quality, chest wall diseases and their management, and resident education.

Monica E. Lopez, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP
Vice Chair for Surgical Quality and Evidence-Based Systems
Vanderbilt Department of Pediatric Surgery
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
Nashville, TN

Dr. Lopez’s research is focused on the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical standards to optimize children’s surgery. She has experience building an institutional population health analytics platform to track appendectomy outcomes, which led to multiple quality improvement initiatives that have generated value to pediatric appendicitis care. She is committed to studying the adoption of value-based surgical care strategies that reward high quality care.

Shawn Rangel, MD, MSCE
Weitzman Endowed Chair for Surgical Advancement in Quality & Safety
Senior Surgical Advisor for Quality & Safety, Boston Children’s Hospital
Director of Quality Improvement & Patient Safety | Department of Surgery
Director, Health Services Research Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery | Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Rangel is a Pediatric General Surgeon and the Weitzman Endowed Chair for Quality & Safety at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rangel has served as chair of APSA’s Patient Safety & Quality Committee, AAP’s Committee for the Delivery of Surgical Care, and inaugural chair of the ACS Children’s Surgery Data Steering Committee.

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon, Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Faculty Principal Investigator, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Northwestern University Institute of Public Health and Medicine

Mehul V. Raval, MD, MS is a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon and health services researcher with a focus on quality improvement, outcomes, and developing value-based children’s surgical care models.

Stephen B. Shew, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Stanford Medicine
Director of Surgical Quality
NSQIP-P Surgeon Champion
Lucille Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital
Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Shew has been active in health services research in pediatric surgical care and surgical quality improvement since completion of residency from Baylor College of Medicine and pediatric surgical fellowship from Children’s Mercy Hospital in 2004. He has served in various roles and leadership capacities on hospital committees as faculty at UCLA and more recently Stanford, multi-institutional quality and research collaboratives, and national organizations for surgical quality improvement, safety and peer review.