Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Racial Variation in Health Care: The Case of Joint Replacement Utilization CANCELLED

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 31, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd FL Lecture Hall
Einstein

Speaker & Info

Said A. Ibrahim, MD, MPH
Tenured Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, VA National Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Dr. Said Ibrahim is Co-Director of the National Center of Excellence for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) of the Veteran Administration's Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D), and Professor of Medicine at Perelman University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

For the past two years, Dr. Ibrahim has been the Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Vice Chair for Medicine at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Ibrahim also has served as principal investigator of several HSR&D projects that focus on the impact of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and culture on healthcare.

Dr. Ibrahim's research on racial disparity in access and utilization of joint replacement in the management of end-stage knee/hip osteoarthritis provides a national model for health equity research because it spans first-generation studies to detect the existence of racial/ethnic disparities in joint replacement, to second-generation studies designed to understand the reasons for these disparities, to third-generation studies to explore interventions to reduce or eliminate these disparities.

In 2010, Dr. Ibrahim received the Society of General Internal Medicine's (SGIM) Herbert W. Nickens Award, which honors an individual or organization that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving minority health. He also served as a member of SGIM's governing council, and was a member of the advisory board for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's national program on "Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change."

Dr. Ibrahim received a BA from Oberlin College. He completed his medical training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1993. In 1999, he received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ibrahim is currently an associate editor of the American Journal of Medicine and he is currently the principal investigator of two VA-funded projects and two NIH-funded projects.

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

  1. Understand variations in health care and in the management of knee/hip osteoarthritis
  2. Review the role of patient race in access and utilization of joint replacement in the management of end-stage knee/hip osteoarthritis
  3. Explain the known reasons for the observed racial disparity in the use of knee/hip replacement in the management of severe osteoarthritis

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.

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