Deepti Zutshi, M.D., assistant professor of Neurology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has won an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Research Award.
The ABPN Research Award supports research projects related to the organization’s mission to promote and assess the competency of psychiatry and neurology.
Dr. Zutshi won for her project, “Establishment and Implementation of a Web-Based Real-Time Quality Metric Tool to Improve Patient Outcomes and Practitioner Quality Measures.”
The project’s intent is to develop a web-based survey to measure quality of care for neurology patients, she said. It will provide an education tool for patients based on survey responses to discuss items with their physicians during clinic meetings that are part of the American Academy of Neurology’s quality care measures but not normally covered. . The survey also gives physicians a chance to review their practice and improve their patient care delivery, which is part of the maintenance of certification process.
The award includes $100,000 for the project.
“This award will push forward the project much faster and expand the use of the project to other fields in neurology, as well as clinical practice types beyond an academic university hospital,” Dr. Zutshi said.
Dr. Zutshi's primary clinical and research interests are in the field of epilepsy and epilepsy surgery and electroencephalography. She is also interested in women's health and neurological disease, particularly in high-risk pregnancy and epilepsy. She participates in graduate clinical education and serves as chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for Neurology residents.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and maintenance of certification processes.