Rhode Island Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital
Dr. David Harrington is a graduate of Tufts Medical School. He completed his training at the University of Chicago, and went on to start his burn career at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (Army Burn Center) in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. During this time, he trained under the widely respected burn surgeons Arthur D. Mason, MD and Basil Pruitt, MD. His experience led to a position at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where he was instrumental in building a multidisciplinary burn team and The Rhode Island Burn Center at Rhode Island Hospital, where he is currently the Director. He is very involved in the improvement of burn care and trauma and has been a member of the American Burn Association (ABA) since 1998, as well as a contributing member of the ABA sitting on the Program Committee and currently sits on the BSAP and the Verification Committee. He is passionate about quality, education and patient care.
He is the quality improvement leader for the Department of Surgery, Chairing the Department of Surgery Quality Improvement Committee, and also serving as the Surgeon Champion for the Rhode Island Hospital National Surgical Improvement Project (NSQIP). Additionally, he is a member of the Rhode Island Hospital Quality Medical Improvement Committee (QMIC). His work has included quality policy and procedure improvements for the Department of Surgery, creation of a quarterly combined Morbidity & Mortality conference to include with Departments outside of surgery and improvement of SCIP and NSQIP numbers based on communication and changes to protocol. He is also a member of the National American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma where he serves on the PIPS Committee.
Friday, September 18, 2020
10:48 AM – 10:54 AM