Dr. Ghaferi’s research explores the mechanisms underlying variations in surgical mortality, specifically the relative role of major complications and “failure to rescue,” that is, a death following a major complication, usually after elective surgery. The concept is a way of evaluating the postoperative period and understanding what happens when a patient has a complication, and the factors that could help prevent them in the first place. He uses a mixed methods approach to better understand the ability of hospitals and healthcare teams to recognize and effectively manage major postoperative complications. Dr. Ghaferi is the director of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSQ), a regional, voluntary consortium of hospitals and surgeons that perform bariatric (weight loss) surgery in Michigan. The goal of the project is to improve the quality of care for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
- M.D., Johns Hopkins University
- M.S., Health and Healthcare Research, University of Michigan
- B.S., Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles