Takayoshi Kakiuchi, DO, MBA is a former general surgery resident who left the surgical field to pursue a career in anesthesia. He obtained his joint DO/MBA degree from PCOM in 2016. He plans to pursue a career in anesthesia with a focus on critical care and systems improvement.
Maralyn Lupus, BSN, RN, CPPS is a clinical nurse in Perioperative Services. She graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing Science from Drexel University, and is pursuing her MSN in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare from Drexel University.
Craig Katz PA-C, MBA, CPPS is a surgical Physician Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his Physician Assistant training at Hahnemann/Drexel University in 2004. He just recently finished his MBA at Drexel and plans to pursue a career in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.
Matthew Smart MSN, RN, CPPS is a clinical nurse in Perioperative Services. He graduated with his Bachelor of Nursing Science from DeSales University, and his Masters of Nursing Science from Wilmington University. He plans to pursue a career in health care administration and policy.
Santina Mazzola, BSN, RN, CNOR, CPPS is a clinical nurse in Perioperative Services. She graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing Science from The College of New Jersey, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She plans to pursue a career dedicated to health policy in nursing and healthcare administration.
Tanya McKinney, RN, BSN, CNIII is a Clinical Level III nurse at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. She has a background in administration, progressive critical care and perioperative nursing specializing in cardiac, vascular and transplant. Throughout her tenure of 18 years with the health system she served on multiple committees to ensure patient safety and quality nursing care. She plans to pursue a master degree in healthcare administration with a concentration on process improvement and patient safety.
Veronica Zoghbi, MD completed medical school at Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela. Her training was followed by a Research Fellowship in the department of Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cornell University in New York, NY. She then completed two years of Residency in General Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where she is currently completing one year Fellowship in PeriOp Safety and Management. Her goals are to complete Residency in General Surgery followed by a Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery. Her interests include Patient Safety, PeriOp Quality Improvement and Surgical Education.