Marta E. Heilbrun, MD, MS, named Vice Chair for Quality

marthaDr. Marta E. Heilbrun will join Emory on October 1, 2017 as Vice Chair for Quality for the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.  In this role, she will provide leadership and oversight for the development, implementation, and monitoring of practice quality improvement initiatives and priorities. She will work closely with a broad base of staff and faculty, particularly Radiology Chief Quality Officer Phuong-Anh Duong, MD, and serve as a member of the Department Executive Committee.

Currently Associate Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Informatics, and Surgery, and Program Director of the Radiology Residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Heilbrun’s recruitment will bring substantial additional expertise in evidence-based medicine, health services research methods, standardized reporting, and educational methods that will complement our strategic investments in imaging informatics and health policy. Dr. Heilbrun will perform her clinical care delivery within the Division of Abdominal Imaging.

Following receipt of her medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Heilbrun pursued internship at Stanford University and radiology residency at Wake Forest.  She returned to the University of Utah for her fellowship in abdominal imaging and completion of a Master’s degree in Clinical Investigation, joining the faculty in 2007.  Notably, she participated in the prestigious GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship in health services research 2007 to 2009. Dr. Heilbrun’s decade-long tenure on faculty at Utah has been highly productive; she has authored 51 peer-reviewed papers and several books and book chapters. Her scholarly work has been supported by both federal and industry grants. A committed educator, Dr. Heilbrun has mentored numerous learners on scholarly projects.

Dr. Heilbrun has been active in institutional service roles, including as a member of the Internal Advisory Committee for the Center for Clinical Translational Science, the Graduate Medical Education Value Council, and the Physician Advisory Council (oversight for Epic rollout).  Further, she leads several key committees and initiatives at the national level, including the Electronic Communications Committee for the Association of University Radiologists, the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research, the American College of Radiology’s Appropriateness Criteria Methodology Subcommittee, and will chair the Structured Reporting Subcommittee for the Radiological Society of North America after the 2017 annual meeting.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of University Radiologists.  Beyond radiology, Dr. Heilbrun serves as a Technical Expert for the American College of Emergency Physicians in in developing evidence-based performance measures for Clinical Emergency Data Registries.