Coordinating Center Staff

Our Dedicated Coordinating Center Team
7/17/14 MUSIC head shots and group at NCRC.
 David C. Miller, MD, MPH

David C. Miller, MD, MPH

Program Director


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

Khurshid Ghani, MD

Program Director


Dr. Ghani is an Associate 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.

7/17/14 MUSIC head shots and group at NCRC.
 James E. Montie, MD

James E. Montie, MD

Lead Consultant


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

M. Hugh Solomon, MD

Consultant


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

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

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.


 Arvin George, MD

Arvin George, MD

Prostate Program Director


Dr. George is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Michigan Medicine.  He is a fellowship trained urologic oncologist and endourologist with clinical interests focused on novel prostate cancer imaging, diagnostics, and treatment. As the MUSIC Prostate Programs Director, Dr. George plays a vital role in leading the collaborative to improve the quality of care for prostate cancer patients with a specific focus on active surveillance, prostate MRI, transperineal prostate biopsy, patient-reported outcomes following treatment, and readmissions following prostatectomy.
7/17/14 MUSIC head shots and group at NCRC.
 Susan M. Linsell, BS, MHSA

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. 

 Anna Johnson, MS

Anna Johnson, MS

Associate Program Manager


Anna Johnson is the MUSIC Associate Program Manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of MUSIC.  Anna serves as the program manager for MUSIC KIDNEY and project manager for the Prostate MRI/Fusion Biopsy and G-MINOR quality improvement initiatives.  She also provides database oversight and coordinates the data quality site audits.

 Stephanie Ferrante, BS

Stephanie Ferrante, BS

Project Manager


Stephanie Ferrante is a Project Manager for MUSIC.  She serves as the project manager for several of the prostate initiatives including the transperinal prostate biopsy implementation, Notable Outcomes and Trackable Events after Surgery (NOTES), MUSIC Pain-control Optimization Pathway (MPOP), and several Movember projects including the Personal Patient Profile-Prostate (P3P), GAP3, and TrueNTH Global Registry.  Stephanie is also responsible for MUSIC marketing and branding, ensuring the quality of the data in the MUSIC registry and local implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

 Ji Qi, MS

Ji Qi, MS

Senior Statistician


Ji Qi is the senior statistician for MUSIC. He provides statistical consulting and analytic support on a wide range of quality improvement, academic and operational projects, with a focus mainly on MUSIC Prostate and KIDNEY programs..

 

 Kavya Sindu Swarna, MPH

Kavya Sindu Swarna, MPH

Statistician Intermediate


Kavya Swarna is a statistician for MUSIC. Kavya serves as the lead statistician for the Reducing Operative Complication following Kidney Stone Surgery (ROCKS) program.

 Rabia Martin

Rabia Martin

Database Manager


Rabia Martin is the Database Manager for MUSIC. She spearheads and oversees local data abstraction, provides keen insight in the development and enhancement of the registry, provides training and education to data abstractors, and serves as a primary point of contact for data abstraction related inquiries. Rabia is also the Project Manager of the Patient Reported Outcomes program (PRO) overseeing all operations of the project.
 Mahin Mirza, MPH

Mahin Mirza, MPH

Project Coordinator


Mahin Mirza serves as a Project Coordinator for MUSIC. She oversees the Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) program daily operations, provides project coordination for KIDNEY and the Radical Prostatectomy video review initiative, and supports the implementation of quality improvement activities within the participating sites.  She manages MUSIC’s social media platform, maintains the program’s website and assists with the data quality audits, among other responsibilities.
 Madison Drye

Madison Drye

Research Assistant


Madison Drye is a Research Assistant for MUSIC. She assists with daily operations for the Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) program, performs literature reviews for manuscript development and supports the Robotic Prostatectomy Video Review Project, among other responsibilities.
 Ivan Rakic

Ivan Rakic

Research Assistant


Ivan Rakic is a Research Assistant for MUSIC. Ivan helps carry out the daily operational tasks for the Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) program. He is also involved in projects with the Reducing Operative Complication following Kidney Stone Surgery (ROCKS) program, conducting literature reviews, and other responsibilities.