Faculty Profile

Dr. Sarah W. Baron, M.D.

Sarah W. Baron, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Professional Interests

Dr. Sarah W. Baron completed medical education and internal medicine residency at New York University School of Medicine. She was selected into the NYU Internal Medicine Primary Care track and trained at its three sites: NYU Langone, Bellevue Hospital, and the NY Harbor Health Veterans Administration Hospital in Manhattan. Additionally, she worked at Union Health Center, identified as an "exemplar practice" by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, and Gouvernour Health Medical Center in Chinatown.

Dr. Baron subsequently served as Chief Resident of Quality and Safety at the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Health System, one of approximately 50 residents chosen in the country to participate in this program though the National Center for Patient Safety at the VA. In addition to functioning as a Chief Resident for NYU, she participated in Root Cause Analyses, ran Quality Improvement projects on Medical Error Reporting, and represented the house staff on various system-wide committees to improve patient safety at NYU and the VA.

Dr. Baron joined Montefiore in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hospital Medicine as the Associate Director of Inpatient Quality, a teaching hospitalist, and an instructor of medicine in January 2014. She has been involved in multiple quality improvement efforts within the Department including her efforts improving rates of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis across the Montefiore hospital system. She co-leads the Department of Medicine’s Quality Work Group. She regularly lecturers to the residents about systems-based improvement methodologies and error reporting. In addition to working as a teaching hospitalist, she has weekly hospital discharge clinics at the Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC) in an effort to improve transitions of care.

Dr. Baron presented her findings "Badge Buddies for Adverse Event Reporting" at the June 2013 AAMC Integrating Quality meeting. She was co-leader of the workshop "Transforming Medical Presentations into Captivating Masterpieces" at the Mid-Atlantic Regional and the National Society for General Internal Medicine Meetings in 2014. She will be leading her workshop "Diagnosing the System: Identifying Areas for Improvement in Medical Care" and co-leading "Creating a Sustainable Evidence-Based Medicine System" at the Mid-Atlantic Regional 2015 SGIM meeting. She will also be co-leading the workshop "Smartphones in our White Coats: Using Apps to Improve Healthcare" at the National SGIM 2015 Meeting.

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