Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series

Improving Trauma Systems

Anne Stey, MD, MSc, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Dr. Stey is passionate about addressing inefficiencies to improve health carequality and cost for all patients. She obtained her Masters at the London Schoolof Economics and Political Science and was then selected as one of the RobertWood Johnson Clinical Scholars at the University of California Los Angeleswhere she worked in quality measurement. Dr. Stey has been funded by theAmerican Association for the Surgery of Trauma, The American College ofSurgeons, National Institutes of Health and the Doris Duke Foundation. Herprimary funded line of inquiry focuses on investigating the US’ trauma systemand how to get the right patients to the right place at the right time. She was thefirst to demonstrate the reasons severely injured patients never reach high leveltrauma centers. For this work, Dr. Stey was named Director of the IllinoisSurgical Quality Improvement Collaborative, a 55 hospital collaborative focusedon improving quality of care. Her ongoing research focuses on how to improvequality and value of care utilizing implementation science with an underlyinggoal of helping the US health care system become more efficient and equitablefor all critically ill and injured Americans.


Tuesday, February 13th

4:00-5:00 p.m. ET

Hybrid Webinar

BC-4118, 4th Floor, One Brigham Circle, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how state trauma funding is associated with outcomes of injured patients
  • Understand critical failures in re-triage of injured patients
  • Understand how hospital load is associated with field re-triage

Target Audience

This activity is intended for research faculty and trainees

Course Director

Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS

Michele and Howard J. Kessler Distinguished Chair of Surgery and Public Health
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.