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Nana Coleman M.D., Ed.M.

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Assistant Director of Integration and Clinical Learning Environment

Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Baylor College of Medicine

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Critical Care

Texas Children's Hospital

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Team Launch Education Director

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Nana E. Coleman, M.D., Ed.M., is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics—Critical Care at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is also the Education Director for Team Launch, an institutional interprofessional teamwork course. Dr. Coleman earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and subsequently completed her Master's degree in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She completed medical school through the Dartmouth-Brown combined M.D. program, earning her medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Following her pediatric residency training at Columbia University's Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, in New York, New York. Dr. Coleman completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Coleman has formal training and extensive professional experience in healthcare quality, patient safety, and medical education. She serves as the primary lead for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program at Baylor College of Medicine.

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The Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (I-QIPS) is comprised of leaders from across the educational and clinical enterprise, bringing with them a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds in QI and patient safety. This expertise is carried over into interactive training courses developed and offered by I-QIPS, strategically designed to enrich the hands-on learning experience that is provided to course participants. Training courses are conducted by a team of facilitators, comprised of Master Teachers, Faculty, and Instructors, as designated by I-QIPS.

Master Teachers

I-QIPS Master Teachers serve as subject matter experts, direct course content, lead course sessions offered by the I-QIPS when needed, mentor QI leaders, and lead the development I-QIPS Faculty and Instructors.


I-QIPS Faculty serve as subject matter experts, lead course sessions offered by the I-QIPS, and provide coaching learners on QI projects, as needed.


I-QIPS Instructors serve as subject matter experts, co-lead course sessions offered by the I-QIPS, and provide coaching to learners on QI projects.


I-QIPS QI Coaches are engaged in one or both of the following ways (based on their interests, levels of experience, and per I-QIPS assignment):

1. Provide assistance during workshop sessions for training courses offered by the I-QIPS by leading breakout activities during the sessions, such as providing small-group coaching on improvement projects being conducted by the enrolled course participants.

2. May be assigned to one or two course participants for the term of the training course to provide customized coaching between workshop sessions to assist them with their improvement projects and pre-work assignments, in preparation for the next scheduled session. 

As part of its initiative to train faculty, support innovation, and promote scholarship in quality improvement and patient safety, the I-QIPS seeks qualified candidates to serve as QI Coaches for faculty or trainees involved in improvement-related activities conducted across BCM-affiliated institutions. The team of QI Coaches is selected via a formal application process. For more information, visit the QI Coaches page.

Past Coaches