(From the August 2014 Issue of MedStat)
Wallace Crandall, MD, has recently assumed the role of medical director for Quality Improvement Services at Nationwide Children's. Most recently, Dr. Crandall has led and will continue to lead the “Cure Me” part of the hospital’s quality and safety strategic plan. Dr. Crandall is also the director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease and professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Crandall is an expert in pediatric IBD and quality improvement. He has a large number of active research projects in IBD and has published extensively on IBD and Quality Improvement. An active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Dr. Crandall has served at both the regional and national levels of CCFA. He serves on the Executive Committee and as the director of Quality for ImproveCareNow, a national pediatric IBD quality improvement collaborative. He is also past-chair of the IBD Committee of NASPGHAN and co-chair of their Quality Improvement Task Force.