ACOS/Education, Atlanta VA Health Care System
Dr. Tomolo is nationally recognized for her research in curriculum development and assessment in the graduate medical education competencies of Systems-Based Practice and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI). She received VA Health Services Research and Development Merit funding to develop and evaluate a PBLI Tool to assess resident competence and guide curriculum development in this arena.
Dr. Tomolo is the Associate Chief of Staff of Education, VA Quality Scholars Advanced Fellowship Site Director and Physician Senior Scholar, and Chief Resident for Quality and Patient Safety Mentor at the Atlanta VA Health Care System; and an Associate Professor in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. She completed her medical degree in 1996 and Master in Public Health at 2002 at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After completing her clinical training in Internal Medicine, she completed the National VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program at the Cleveland site in 2002. During her eight-year tenure as Emergency Department Director at the Cleveland VA, Dr. Tomolo successfully led the Medical Center’s initiative to transform patient care coordination through the development of the Patient Transfer Center, which was recognized with a VHA Systems Redesign Champion Award.
She has served as a member of the VA Learners’ Perception Steering Committee from 2000-2008 and VA Emergency Medicine Field Advisory Committee from 2005-2008. She was selected to represent VA at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Managing Hospital Operations Course in 2006 and has served as a faculty member, planning committee member and coach for local, regional, and national VA system redesign initiatives related to patient flow.