Carolyn Holland, MD
Assistant Professor/Physician Director of Quality/Assistant Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Department, University of Florida
Dr. Holland joined the University of Florida Department of Emergency Medicine as the Physician Director of Quality in 2012. She completed both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees at the University of Florida. She then spent 6 years in the work force as a high school biology teacher and later as a college administrator in Florida and Indiana. She then returned to medical school, earning her M.D. at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and remained in Ohio to complete a 3 year Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Following the completion of her training she remained on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati with a dual academic appointment in the departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Holland divides her clinical time between both the pediatric and adult emergency departments. Her administrative and research interests focus on quality improvement/patient safety and resident education. Since her arrival at UF Health, she has revamped the peer review process, developed a comprehensive QI/Pt Safety curriculum for the emergency medicine residency program, and worked to incorporate transparency and the “just culture” model into the patient safety reporting process in both the pediatric and adult emergency departments. She was recently chosen to be co-director of the Quality and Patient Safety Discovery track within the medical school.
- Quality Improvement and Patient Safety