David C. Miller, MD, MPH
Dr. Miller is a Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. He is a fellowship-trained urological oncologist with a clinical practice devoted to the care of patients with prostate, kidney, bladder and other urological cancers. Dr. Miller’s research interests involve implementation of physician-led quality improvement activities.
Khurshid Ghani, MD
Dr. Ghani is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. He is a fellowship-trained robotic surgeon and endourologist. In 2014 Dr. Ghani was selected for the University of Michigan Patient Safety and Quality Leadership (PASQUAL) Scholars Program. As Program Director of MUSIC, Dr. Ghani plays a leadership role in all aspects of the collaborative’s operations and quality improvement activities.
James E. Montie, MD
Dr. Montie is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan. He is an internationally-recognized authority in the field of urological oncology and also one of the pioneers of urological health services research.
M. Hugh Solomon, MD
Dr. Solomon is a urologist with nearly 40 years of diverse experience in the field. He practiced at IHA Urology for 35 years before joining the MUSIC Coordinating Center as a consultant. As a MUSIC Consultant, Dr. Solomon affords his expertise across many of the program’s initiatives, serving as a key leader and adviser as MUSIC continues its mission to make Michigan #1 in urologic care.
Casey Dauw, MD
ROCKS Program Director
Dr. Dauw is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Michigan Medicine. He is a fellowship trained endourologist with clinical interests focused on kidney stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). As the MUSIC ROCKS Program Director, Dr. Dauw plays a vital role in leading the collaborative to improve the quality of care for kidney stone patients with a specific focus on avoiding modifiable Emergency Department visits following ureteroscopy (URS) and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL).
Brian Lane, MD, PhD
KIDNEY Program Director
Dr. Lane is Chief of Urology at Spectrum Health Medical Group and an Associate Professor of Urology at Michigan State University. He is a fellowship-trained urological oncologist with a clinical practice devoted to the care of patients with kidney, prostate, bladder and other urological cancers. As the MUSIC KIDNEY Program Director, Dr. Lane leads the collaborative to improving care for localized renal mass patients throughout Michigan.
Susan M. Linsell, BS, MHSA
Senior Program Manager
Susan Linsell is the MUSIC Senior Program Manager with a background in both Industrial Engineering and Health Services Administration, and is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified. She leads the administrative and operational aspects of MUSIC and serves as the primary point of contact for participating practices and those outside the collaborative. She also provides oversight of all program quality improvement activities and analytic work.
Tae Kim, BS
Associate Project Manager
Tae Kim is the MUSIC Associate Project Manager and ROCKS Program Manager. Tae helps in the management of day-to-day operations and monitoring processes for quality assurance. She also manages several MUSIC quality improvement initiatives including the Patient Reported Outcomes program (PRO), Notable Outcomes and Trackable Events after Surgery (NOTES), and Videos to Identify Developmental & Educational Opportunities (VIDEO) and is spearheading MUSIC’s member engagement and diversification strategies.
Anna Johnson, MS
Anna Johnson is the MUSIC Database Manager. In this role, Anna provides extensive data management for the collaborative, leads the quality site audits, and assists with training and education of data abstractors. She is also intricately involved with the collaborative’s QI activities, serving as the project manager for the MUSIC KIDNEY, Prostate MRI/Fusion Biopsy, and G-MINOR projects.
Stephanie Ferrante, BS
Stephanie Ferrante is the Outreach Manager for MUSIC. In her role, she is responsible for branding the MUSIC name, managing the social media platform, and standardizing all patient and physician education materials/resources. Stephanie also serves as a primary contact for participating sites, provides regulatory oversight and guidance and is the project manager for the Personal Patient Profile-Prostate (P3P) project.
Ji Qi, MS
Ji Qi is a statistician in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan. Ji earned his master’s degree in Statistics from UM. Following graduation, he worked as a statistician at the Plastic Surgery Section of Michigan Medicine for a year before joining Urology. For his current role, Ji provides analytic support on a wide range of operational and quality improvement projects for the team. Ji also collaborates with urologists/physicians on writing abstracts/manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences.
Kavya Sindu Swarna, MPH
Kavya Swarna is a statistician for the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC). Kavya serves as the lead statistician for the Reducing Operative Complication following Kidney Stone Surgery (ROCKS) program.
Rabia Martin is the Database Coordinator for MUSIC. She spearheads local data abstraction and provides keen insight in the development and enhancement of the registry. She also serves as a primary point of contact for data abstraction related inquiries and assists with training and testing.
Jaya Telang is a Research Assistant for MUSIC. She carries out the day-to-day operations of the Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) program, spearheads local data abstraction for the ROCKS initiative and provides keen insight in the development and enhancement of the ROCKS registry. She is also intricately involved in the conduct and implementation of the collaborative’s many quality improvement activities.