Neil Jasani, M.D. - 2014
Vice President, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, DIO - Christiana Care Health System

Topic(s): Education, Healthcare

Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University
Education in Delaware, Healthcare
Topic(s): The Making of the Modern Doctor
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 Vice President of Academic Affairs and DIO in January 2013.
After residency in 1990, Dr. Jasani joined Doctors for Emergency Service 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 Emergency Department. 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 an Assistant Clinical Professor in 2010.
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 include 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. As Vice President of Academic Affairs and DIO, Dr. Jasani 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 282 residents, 387 medical/dental student rotations, and 158 allied health students at Christiana Care.
Throughout his Emergency Medicine career, Dr. Jasani has served on many committees, councils, and tasks forces for CCHS and nationally. He has given numerous presentations at national conferences. In his new role, he is a member of the Safety First Executive Steer Committee, NI IV Committee, LCME Self-Study Steering Committee, LCME Education Resources Committee, Physician Assistant Advisory Council, President's Cabinet Committee, Chairs Leadership Council, Admissions Committee, Chair for the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and Co-Chair for the Joint Graduate Medical Education Committee.
As Vice President of Academic Affairs and DIO, Dr. Jasani oversees all residents, medical students, shadowing students, Allied Health, VEST lab, and Medical Libraries. There are 282 residents, 387 medical/dental student rotations, and 158 allied health students. 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. Since July 1, 2012, we have had over 83,000 visitors, delivered over 12,000 documents, checked out around 7000 items, and conducted over 1100 literature searches. 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.
Dr. Jasani's vision for Academic Affairs is to provide excellent education for medical professionals and physicians in the state of Delaware.

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