Quality and Performance Improvement

The goal of the Quality and Performance Improvement Scholarly Concentration is to inspire and support residents and fellows who are interested in pursuing quality and/or performance improvement projects that support care delivery and improve patient health. The ultimate aim of the concentration is to provide residents and fellows with the knowledge and skills to improve the care of patients with a focus on quality, affordability and service.

Contact Information

Lauren Destino, MD

Lauren Destino, MD is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University, Medical Director of the Acute Care Units, and pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH).  She is a co-Investigator for IPASS at LPCH, a participant in the CHCA handoff collaborative and is actively involved in improving handoffs throughout the institution.  More Lauren is the director for the resident quality improvement rotation leading residents in analysis of events that have affected or have the potential to affect patient safety and guides the residents through quality improvement projects. She has training in Lean methodology, quality improvement, and helps direct process improvement on the acute care floors.


Nivedita (Nita) Srinivas, MD

Nivedita (Nita) Srinivas, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor with dual appointments in the Divisions of Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She is the Fellowship Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine and is interested in resident and fellow education and in training future leaders within the field of Quality Improvement. More  She is the site lead for the ICAP (Improving Community Acquired Pneumonia management) quality improvement project through the AAP's Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network and has a strong interest in improving the management of other common pediatric infections such as bronchiolitis and urinary tract infections.