Sasha Grek, M.D., has been named chief quality officer for the UF Health Shands hospitals and associated clinical programs.
Grek joined UF in 2010 and is a UF College of Medicine clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. His interests focus on trauma and cardiac critical care, in addition to regulatory affairs and compliance. He began the new quality position on Nov. 1 in addition to his College of Medicine appointments.
In this quality leadership role reporting to Parker Gibbs, M.D., chief medical officer for UF Health Shands, Grek will provide strategic oversight for quality and patient
safety improvement efforts. He will collaborate with staff in clinical risk management, accreditation, patient experience and clinical analytics through the UF Health Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety. In addition, the CQO will support and work with the physician directors of quality and quality liaisons across the organization.
Grek will guide organizational efforts to achieve outstanding performance on key quality and safety metrics, integrate and engage residents and other learners in quality and safety work, engage patients and families in quality, help maintain a positive culture of safety and be a catalyst for shared learning. He will also promote a unified approach between executive leaders, nursing and operations teams and College of Medicine clinical faculty and residents to achieve quality and safety goals.
Dr. Grek is also the chief of surgical critical care and site director for the critical care medicine fellowship program at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center of North Florida/ South Georgia. He earned his medical degree, residency and fellowship at the UF College of Medicine, and he has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Florida State University. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.