Study Team

  • Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA

    Dr. Kheterpal is Professor of Anesthesiology and Associate Dean for Research Information Technology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his bachelor’s, medical degree and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan. Kheterpal’s career has been focused on the novel use of IT and electronic health records for patient care, quality improvement and research. He is recognized as a national leader in perioperative large dataset clinical research and has published numerous articles, editorials and book chapters regarding intraoperative management and long-term postoperative outcomes. Using innovative techniques to integrate administrative, EHR and registry data across institutions, he leads the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group, a research and quality improvement consortium of more than 50 anesthesiology and surgical departments integrating 10 million patient records.

  • Nirav Shah, MD

    Dr. Shah is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. His interests lie at the intersection of perioperative care and information technology. As Program Director for Anesthesiology Performance Improvement & Reporting Exchange (ASPIRE), his role is to lead collaborative quality improvement efforts across its 40+ member institutions, including 20 across the state of Michigan. ASPIRE focuses on practice variation among anesthesia providers, and developing tools to visualize performance across providers and hospitals. Within Michigan Medicine, he is the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer – Perioperative Care, and Director of Informatics and Systems Improvement, where he leads a team that develops clinical software and supports the hospital’s perioperative EHR. Dr. Shah’s health services research interests include using large clinical datasets to improve the perioperative quality and provider satisfaction, and using novel information technology solutions to track patient reported outcomes.

  • Brahmajee Nallamothu, MD

    Dr. Nallamothu is Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Nallamothu’s research interests focus on improving quality of cardiovascular care and procedures. Most recently, his team has become interested in examining the application of new data science tools and methods to digital health information for clinical risk prediction. His papers have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Circulation, EHJ, and JACC. He has received funding in the past from AHRQ, NIH, VA HSR&D and the BCBS Foundation of Michigan. He is Editor-in-Chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, a leading cardiovascular outcomes research journal published by the American Heart Association.