- Associate Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- Instructor of Pediatrics
Languages: English, Spanish
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Patient Safety and Risk Management, Pediatrics, Quality Care ...read more
Quality Improvement and Safety; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine ...read more
Michelle Gontasz’s academic interests involve quality improvement and safety. She has completed the Patient Safety Certificate Program through the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. She is collaborating with NICU pharmacists on a quality improvement project to improve the on-time rates of the initial hepatitis B vaccination for patients in the NICU in an effort to improve routine vaccination for NICU patients. Dr. Gontasz is also the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center site PI for a multisite safety study titled, “A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of Displaying Patient Pictographs in an Electronic Health Record to Prevent Wrong-Patient Electronic Orders.” Dr. Gontasz was appointed associate medical director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview NICU in February 2020, where she also serves as chair of the NICU Clinical Practice Committee, collaborates to write and revise clinical guidelines, organizes the NICU weekly educational conference series and serves on hospitalwide committees (Laboratory Advisory Committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee). Dr. Gontasz also collaborates with May Chen to learn and teach point-of-care ultrasound skills with the goal to develop a curriculum for trainees.