Dr. Fakhoury Receives Resident Innovation Award  

     
       Dr. Fakhoury

LUGPA is proud to name Mathew Fakhoury, DO, as the winner of the 2020 Resident Clinical Innovation Award. 

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Fakhoury, a resident at Cook County Urology in Chicago, IL. “I sincerely appreciate the opportunity LUGPA has provided residents and fellows to showcase their work and contributions to the field of urology. I am elated that my work has been recognized as especially transformative and I hope to continue to play a role in advancing this profession.”

Launched this year, the Resident Clinical Innovation Award recognizes innovative clinical work of urology residents and fellows that promotes and has the potential to enhance quality clinical outcomes. The award acknowledges the value of clinical innovation to harness new technologies, access big data, develop systems of care to prevent, diagnose or treat urological disease and promote urological health.

     
           

Dr. Fakhoury’s winning project, “A Multi-Institutional Quality Assurance Patient Safety Project Across Urban Chicago; Changing County’s/Christ’s Catheter Culture,” implemented a difficult Foley catheter algorithm aimed at non-urologists in order to reduce Foley catheter associated trauma and catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Educational sessions were also developed for and provided to high-volume, non-urologist utilizers of Foley catheters.

The project was a collaborative effort undertaken and envisioned by Dr. Fakhoury and his colleagues Ryan Power, DO, and Tony Ghorayeb, DO, a former chief resident and a junior resident at Cook County Urology respectively. The greater teams at both Cook County Urology and Advocate Christ Medical Center, comprised of Courtney M.P. Hollowell, MD, Patricia P. Vidal, MD, Mark A. Wille, MD, Traci P. Beck, MD, Aaron Berger, MD, Jae Kim, MD, Douglas Slakey, MD and Parisa Katoosian, RN, also played instrumental roles in supporting and actualizing the project.

“Dr. Fakhoury’s work is very important to advancing the quality and safety of patient care and he should be very proud of his achievements,” said Jason Hafron, MD, director of clinical research at Michigan Institute of Urology and chairman of LUGPA Forward, which oversees the award program. “Mathew’s work underscores the type of original and groundbreaking approaches to enhancing urologic care delivery and developing solutions that we look for when selecting a winner.”

Dr. Fakhoury and his work will be recognized at LUGPA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 7, 2020.


Read more about the Award's specifications

Resident Clinical Innovation Award

The Resident Clinical Innovation Award recognizes and celebrates the innovative clinical work of urology residents and fellows that promotes and has the potential to enhance quality clinical outcomes. The award acknowledges the value of clinical innovation to harness new technologies, access to big data and/or the development of systems of care to prevent, diagnose or treat urological disease and promote urological health.

SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • New or innovative technology or devices
    • Data and digital solutions
    • Health information exchange or flow of data to support quality improvement
    • Support tools for patient care
  • Process and/or operational improvement using innovative approaches
    • Leveraging customer experience data
    • Improving the digital healthcare experience
  • Implementation of effective approaches to diagnose, treat or prevent disease using innovative techniques
    • Payer/provider/patient collaboration
    • Exclusive partnership arrangements
    • Payer/employer engagement for a healthier workforce
  • Transformative programs or projects in care delivery and health promotion
    • Closing the vulnerability gap
    • Supporting unique populations (i.e. rural or remote)

NOTE: This is a suggested list only.

SELECTION CRITERIA AND SCORING: The award selection is based on how the project aligns with LUGPA’s mission: to preserve and advance the independent practice of urology while demonstrating quality and value to patients, vendors, third-party payors, legislators and regulatory agencies. Additional selection criteria and scoring includes the following:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Project scope and outcome
  • Sustainability and scalability
  • Impact on intended audience
  • Potential for quality impact/potential for cost impact
  • Solution is distinctive from existing approaches

PRIZE:  The recipient(s) will be recognized during the Annual Meeting, receive a plaque for the achievement, and a cash reward of $1000.

OPTIONAL ELEMENTS: LUGPA welcomes recipient(s) to submit a breakout session abstract for presentation at the LUGPA Annual Meeting and also encourages applicants to submit a manuscript suitable for publication in Reviews in Urology - though as with other manuscript submissions, we cannot guarantee acceptance for publication.

ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be actively enrolled in an ACGME-approved urology residency program in the United States or in an approved fellowship.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2020 Award Deadline = July 15; Award winner has been announced

AWARD NOTIFICATION: Award recipient(s) will be notified by September 1.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND WHO TO CONTACT: Please send all required submission materials to Rachel Rusch at [email protected]. Questions? Please email Rachel at [email protected] or call (312) 794.7788.