Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Perioperative Evaluation - An Evidence-Based Approach

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 19, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Matthew Shaines, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Medicine Consult Service
Assistant Director, Moses Hospitalist Service
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Matthew Shaines completed his medical education at the State University of New York at Brooklyn and his Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in 2004. He was then recruited to the Einstein faculty at Montefiore and became one of the initial group of hospitalists who founded the Teaching Hospitalist Program at Montefiore.

In 2008, Dr. Shaines became the Assistant Director of the hospitalist service, managing the Moses Teaching Hospitalist Program. In 2010, Dr. Shaines became the founding Director of the Medicine Consult Service. In this capacity, he has created a dedicated medicine consult rotation for the housestaff, with a mission of high quality service and education on topics pertaining to consultative and perioperative medicine. Most recently, Dr. Shaines joined the Internal Medicine Residency leadership, by becoming an Assistant Firm Leader and serving as a liaison between the Residency Training program and the Division of Hospital Medicine.

In addition to his work at Montefiore, Dr. Shaines was selected to represent the institution in a collaborative effort with FOJP (the hospital's malpractice provider) and three other New York City hospitalists to develop a Perioperative template that will be promoted as a Quality Improvement initiative across 4 major NYC hospitals, including Montefiore.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the indications for further testing/optimization during the preoperative evaluation
  • Understand the risks and benefits of perioperative beta blocker use

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.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Hospital Medicine)

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