Patient Safety & Quality

When your child is diagnosed with a heart condition, you deserve the best information available. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute team is committed to sharing our experience, outcomes and safety measures to help you decide what’s right for your child.

Our surgeons have experience repairing a wide range of heart conditions and develop an individualized plan for each child’s procedure. We use meticulous data analysis and monitoring to innovate care and set a new standard for caring for patients and families at our hospital. Outcomes are reported to the Heart Institute, to our Patient Safety and Quality team and regularly reported to the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Board of Trustees.

Our safety protocols were updated after a comprehensive internal and external review of our Heart Institute in 2019. In addition to incorporating the recommendations at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, many have been adopted throughout the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Pediatric cardiologist Ashish Shah, M.D., M.B.A., and pediatric cardiac critical care medicine physician Arabela Stock, M.D., serve as co-directors of Heart Institute Patient Safety & Quality. Both bring experience and leadership in the areas of quality and safety, motivating teams within the Heart Institute to ensure safety, quality and value for patients who receive our services.

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Ashish Shah, M.D., MBA

Co-Director of Patient Safety and Quality

Dr. Shah specializes in pediatric cardiology, is co-director of patient safety and quality in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, and co-chair of the Heart Institute Patient Safety & Quality committee. His areas of focus include noninvasive imaging, general pediatric cardiology and quality improvement.

In the 2022 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards, Dr. Shah, Dr. James Quintessenza and the Heart Institute Flight Plan won the Innovations in Clinical Care Award for Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

Previously he was a pediatric cardiologist with Phoenix Children’s Heart Center, where he was co-director for the Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program for Infants and Newborns (CHAMPION) and site leader for the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Dr. Shah worked to develop and implement newborn pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease in newborns across the state and served on the Arizona Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Committee. He was also the physician volunteer for the Nick and Kelly Heart Camp.

Dr. Shah completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine & Business Administration. He completed his pediatric residency at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center / University of Connecticut.

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Ashish Shah, MD, MBA

Arabela Stock, M.D.

Co-Director of Patient Safety and Quality

Dr. Stock specializes in pediatric cardiac critical care, is co-director of patient safety and quality in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, co-chair of the Heart Institute Patient Safety & Quality committee, and leads the quality and safety program in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU).

She was previously the medical director of the CVICU and the director of quality and safety of the CVICU and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at New York–Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College. She also taught and was closely involved with the medical student curriculum at Weill Cornell Medicine. Before that, she also served as the medical director of the CVICU at Johns Hopkins All Children’s from 2011-2015.

She earned her medical degree from the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania. She completed an internship and pediatric residency at New York Hospital Queens, Flushing Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. She completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, followed by a cardiac intensive care fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She also obtained a degree in Quality and Safety from the Weill-Cornell Quality and Safety Academy.

Her interests include quality and safety, and outcomes. She also holds a degree in quality improvement from Weill Cornell College.

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Arabela Stock, MD

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