Aanand D. Naik, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Health Policy and Behavioral Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His professional roles focus on quality improvement and innovation (QII), including research, education, and training responsibilities. He is Vice Chair for QII in the Department of Medicine at BCM and he directs the Coordinating Center for the national VA Quality Scholars training program, which develops the careers of interdisciplinary scholars across nine program sites in North America. Dr. Naik is a research investigator at the Houston Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt), a joint BCM and VA research center. His funded research program develops interventions to enhance patient-centered care as a dimension of healthcare quality for older adults with co-morbid conditions. Dr. Naik received his Medical Degree and clinical training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He also completed post-doctoral research fellowship training at the RWJ Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He provides geriatrics care at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Quality Improvement (QI) Coaches serve to provide mentorship (in at least one of the following areas: education, innovation, research) to faculty or trainees involved in QI-related activities being conducted at BCM-affiliated institutions. The coaches are selected via a formal application process. When applications are open, a "Call for Coaches" is posted on the Institute's website, as well as circulated across various communication venues across the College. For more information, please visit the QI Coaches page.