Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Pre-Operative Medical Assessment (POMA) - The Why, the What and the How

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 14, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Regina C. Lee, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Director, Outpatient Preoperative Assessment Unit
Montefiore Einstein
Attending Physician, Adult Medicine Practice, Family Care Center, Montefiore Health System

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Regina Lee completed medical education at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now known as Rutgers Medical School) and internal medicine training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

In 2009, Dr. Lee joined the Montefiore Einstein Division of General Internal Medicine as clinical faculty and a teaching attending at the Family Care Center Adult Medicine Practice. Shortly thereafter, she assumed the leadership of the Preoperative Evaluation Services at the Family Care Center Adult Medicine Practice, and then expanded her role in 2013 to the Director of the Outpatient Preoperative Assessment Unit for the Division of General Internal Medicine.

In an effort to bolster Montefiore's multi-pronged initiative in improving surgical outcomes, Dr. Lee has provided preoperative medical consultation across Montefiore campuses and led educational seminars on the topic for all levels of training, from medical students and housestaff to MMG faculty. As one of the Montefiore representatives to the hospital's malpractice carrier HIC/FOJP's working group on Preoperative Medical Assessment, she is actively involved in standardizing and improving the quality of preoperative medical assessment, both at Montefiore internally and at several other New-York- based institutions.

Dr. Lee is currently working closely with FOJP and experts from Montefiore and other institutions to develop an online educational curriculum on preoperative medical assessment.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of a systemic, evidence-based preoperative medical evaluation
  2. Understand and perform the key components of a pre-operative medical assessment (POMA)

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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