Neil Jasani, M.D. - 2015, 2014
Chief Academic Officer, Vice President, Medical Affairs, DIO, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs - Christiana Care Health System
MBA, FACEP; Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Topic(s): Education, Health Care

Dr. Jasani graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Medical Center of Delaware which is currently the Christiana Care Health System (CCHS). He received his MBA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2009. Most recently, he became the Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs.

After residency in 1990, Dr. Jasani joined Doctors for Emergency Services at the Christiana Care Health System. Two years later, he was appointed the Associate Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and promoted to Program Director in 2007. As Program Director, Dr. Jasani was in charge of 36 Emergency Medicine Residents at Delaware's only Level I Trauma Center. He served as the Assistant Chairman in the Department of Emergency Medicine from 2002 to 2012. In 1993, Dr. Jasani was appointed as an Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and then advanced to Associate Clinical Professor in 2014. He was also appointment as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Christiana Care by Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in 2013.

In the 21 years that he was involved with the leadership of the Emergency Medicine Department and the Residency Program, he made remarkable improvements. These changes included redesigning the core curriculum to a structured 18 months lecture series, developing an orientation block for the residents, mentoring and educating over 200 residents, enhancing the medical student rotation by presenting lectures specific to them, simulation labs, and advising them personally. These activities were essential for the continued success of the Residency Program and the Emergency Department. Dr. Jasani was promoted to Vice President of Academic Affairs and ACGME DIO on January 1, 2013. He oversees all residents, fellows, medical students, the Allied Health Program, VEST lab, Medical Libraries, and our Virtual Education and Simulation Training (VEST) Center. Each year, there are approximately 300 residents, 400 medical/dental student rotations, and 160 allied health students at Christiana Care.

Dr. Jasani is a member of the Safety First Committee, NI IV Committee, LCME Self-Study Steering Committee, LCME Education Resources Committee, Physician Assistant Advisory Council, President's Cabinet, Chairs Leadership Council, SKMC Admissions Committee, Medical/Dental Staff Peer Review Committee, Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and Co-Chair of the Joint Graduate Medical Education Committee. He has also been an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 2011.

As Chief Academic Officer and DIO, Dr. Jasani oversees the training of all residents, medical student rotations, shadowing students, Allied Health, VEST lab, and Medical Libraries. The Medical Libraries at Christiana Care serves employees, patients and their families, and the general public with 1100 online journals, access to 450 online books, 37,575 volumes in print and online, and provide access to 40 computers. The VEST Center is 9,280 square feet. It is composed of the following 10 areas: Trauma bay, OR, Patient/delivery room, ICU, 2 exam rooms, 2 debriefing rooms, and 2 classrooms/ endovascular/ FLS/ virtual simulator. The VEST Lab will average about 85 to 120 sessions per month. In his role as Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Jasani oversees approximately 1,500 attending physicians who have privileges at Christiana Care.

Dr. Jasani's vision as Chief Academic Officer is to provide excellent education for medical professionals and physicians in the state of Delaware.

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