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Mihaela S Stefan, MD, PhD. Associate Director for Implementation Science of the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science

Mihaela S Stefan, MD, PhD

Mihaela S Stefan, MD, PhD is an Associate Director for Implementation Science of the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science and board-certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, the Director of the Perioperative Care Program, Director Quality Assessment, Division of Healthcare Quality and Co-director of the Scholarly Activity in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center. She completed a PhD in Clinical and Translational Science at Tufts University School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA in 2015.

In 2013, she received a four-year career development award from the National Heart, Lung Blood Institute of the NIH to study the effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation in patients hospitalized with acute respiratory failure, and in 2019, a 5-year NHLBI R01 to examine the effectiveness of interprofessional training to increase the uptake of noninvasive ventilation in patients with COPD. She had published more than 80 manuscripts and book chapters and her research interests span the domains of health services research, comparative effectiveness research, and randomized controlled trials with focus on 1) de-implementing low value care and increasing the use of evidence-based interventions 2) hospital-based strategies to improve the outcomes of patients with acute respiratory conditions with a special focus on COPD, asthma and acute respiratory failure; 3) the impact of frailty on outcomes and interventions to improve the outcomes of frail elderly patients.