Mayar Al Mohajer, MD MBA CPHQ CPPS LBBH FACP FIDSA

Vice Chair, QI and Innovations
Baylor College of Medicine

Mayar Al Mohajer, MD MBA CPHQ CPPS LBBH FACP FIDSA Photo

Positions

Vice Chair, QI and Innovations
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States

Medical Director
Infection Prevention, Diagnostic Stewardship and Antibiotic Stewardship
CHI Texas Division and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, Texas United States

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Section of Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States

Addresses

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Mailing)
Infection Prevention & Control
Room 508E. MC1-166
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Shipping)
Infection Prevention & Control
Room 508E. MC1-166
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Work)
Infection Prevention & Control
Room 508E. MC1-166
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Board Certificate American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Infectious Diseases Board Certificate American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) American Heart Association

  • Basic Life Support American Heart Association

  • ECFMG Certificate ECFMG

  • Texas Medical License Texas Medical Board

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) National Association of Heath Quality

  • Certificate in Infection Control (CIC) CBIC

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Healthcare (LBBH) Management and Strategy Institute

  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Education

  • MD from University of Damascus
    03/2007 - Damascus Syria
  • Graduate Certificate at Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2013 - Houston, Texas United States

    Clinical Research

  • MBA from University of Arizona
    12/2016 - Tucson, Arizona United States

    Healthcare Administration

  • Graduate Certificate at Harvard Medical School
    05/2018 - Boston, Massachusetts United States

    Patient Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership

Languages

  • Arabic
    Native
  • English
    Advanced
  • Spanish
    Intermediate
  • French
    Advanced

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

I am a highly organized and self-driven individual, passionate about taking care of patients on the healthcare system macro level and developing my career in the field of healthcare epidemiology. My leadership commitment can be gauged by the fact that I hold an MBA (healthcare management) from the University of Arizona and a Certificate in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership from Harvard Medical School. Possessing over five years of experience of working in academic healthcare leadership positions, as medical director of stewardship then infection prevention, I have gained extensive insight within this field. My key leadership competencies include, but are not limited to, physician leadership, developing quality programs, risk assessment and hospital regulatory compliance. In my current position with BSLMC as the medical director of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, I am accountable for leading a team of 8 infection preventionists and carrying out a wide range of responsibilities to improve hospital-acquired infection rates. I also oversee antibiotic and diagnostic stewardship, outbreak management, surveillance, disaster preparedness, quality improvement and research. As a medical director of infection prevention, I am a skillful communicator, with excellent organizational, decision making and time management skills. I have a proven track record of consistently meeting regulatory requirements as evidenced by previous regulatory surveys. Some of my accomplishment in this position includes: marked reduction of Clostridium difficile infections (53%) with a new bundle, reduction of colorectal and orthopedic surgical site infections after implementing two new checklists, significant cost savings with a new urine culture order set, and establishing new subcommittees for hand hygiene, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, ventilation-associated pneumonia and orthopedic surgical site infections. Educating medical students, residents, fellows and other faculty members is my passion. I have developed a one-month rotation for the infectious disease fellows in infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship and a one-year track for second and third year infectious disease fellows in infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship, quality improvement and leadership. I am an active member of the Vice Chair Group for the Department of Medicine for Quality Improvement that aims to improve quality training for faculty and fellows at BCM. I also give regular lectures to medical students, residents and fellows regarding appropriate antibiotic use and infection prevention and I am involved in developing enduring education material to all trainees regarding antibiotic use, microbiology and infection prevention.

Professional Achievements

  • Advancement to Fellowship- American College of Physicians (FACP)
    01/2014 - American College of Physicians

  • Physician Rooky of the Year Award
    02/2014 - University of Arizona Health Network

  • Good Citizenship Award
    04/2017 - Department of Medicine- University of Arizona

  • Educator of the Year Award
    09/2014 - ACP Arizona Chapter

  • Vernon & Virginia Furrow Award- AMES Grant
    10/2014 - University of Arizona

  • Physician Recognition Award
    08/2015 - anner University Medical Center

  • Advancement to Fellowship- Infectious Disease Society of America (FIDSA)
    08/2018 - Infectious Disease Society of America

Professional Specialties

  • Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Infection Control