Department of Medicine

Chief Medical Residents for Quality and Patient Safety

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Vinh Tran, Marisa Reynolds and Jay Shah

We’re the Chief Residents in Quality & Safety (or CRQS) for the 2024-2025 year! Marisa and Jay are the inpatient CRQSs and Vinh is the outpatient CRQS. We primarily work at the Houston VA (the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center). We complete a national VA curriculum on quality improvement and patient safety and hold teaching, leadership, and scholarship roles at Baylor. We lead the quality improvement and patient safety curriculum for the IM residents. You’ll see us as attendings for the medicine wards teams and VA resident continuity clinic as well as facilitating High-Value Care Morning Report and Patient Safety Conferences. We also work behind the scenes on patient safety committees and quality improvement initiatives at the VA.

Reach out to us with questions about our roles or about quality improvement and patient safety at Baylor!


Marisa Reynolds

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Undergraduate: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Career Interests: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Quality Improvement, Medical Education

Jay Shah

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Undergraduate: College of William and Mary
Medical School: University of Virginia
Career Interests: Gastrointestinal Diseases, Immunotherapy Induced Colitis, Medical Education

Vinh Tran

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Undergraduate: Rice University
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Career Interests: Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Quality Improvement