Charles Kassardjian

Faculty Member

My clinical focus is in the area of peripheral neurological diseases and clinical neurophysiology, with a special interest in genetic myopathies. My quality and safety work falls into 2 broad categories: 1) Those related to neuromuscular diseases and 2) Quality improvement educational initiatives and mentorship for neurology residents. My recent neuromuscular-related work has focused on the impact of immunosuppression on infection and fracture risks, and the lack of consistent treatment and prophylaxis guidelines within neurology. I am interested in the way that we create and use guidelines in practice, especially when evidence is completely lacking. Resident education and mentorship is a passion of mine and for the first time we recently delivered a QI curriculum for neurology residents. We also started Neurology M&M Rounds. With 2 colleagues we started NQIL, the Neurology Quality and Innovation Lab as a way to further encourage and promote quality and innovative work in neurology.