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Aanand Naik M.D.

Aanand Naik

Assistant Director for Research and Scholarship

Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Baylor College of Medicine

Director

Coordinating Center, National VA Quality Scholars Program

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Medical Geriatrician

Geriatrics and Medical Care Line

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Vice Chair of Quality Improvement & Innovations

Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Program Director for Education and Training Programs / Postdoctoral Fellowships (Health Services Research)

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Baylor College of Medicine

Acting Chief / Associate Professor

Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Member

Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Baylor College of Medicine

Chief, Implementation Science and Innovations Core

Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (Health Services Research)

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

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. 

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QI COACHES

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.