New Vice Presidents in Medical Affairs Named to Enhance Quality Patient Care Initiatives

Ira Rabin, MD, has been named Vice President, Medical Operations.

March 9, 2015

Washington, D.C., March 9, 2015 – Ira Rabin, MD, has been named Vice President, Medical Operations, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Rabin has been a physician advisor at the Hospital Center for the past year and a half, providing analysis and advice in several areas at the hospital to include quality, resource utilization and performance improvement. In his new role, Dr. Rabin will provide oversight and guidance for the hospital’s day-to-day medical needs.


Dr. Rabin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For many years, Dr. Rabin served as a hospitalist attending physician for Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group.

In another newly created position within the Chief Medical Officer’s Division, Karen L. Jerome, MD, FACP, has been appointed the Vice President for Quality, Safety, Risk and Resource Management in Medical Affairs at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, effective immediately. In her new role, Dr. Jerome will oversee all quality and safety efforts at the Hospital Center.

For the past eight years, Dr. Jerome has focused on Quality and Care Management at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., where she interacted with risk management, patient safety, performance improvement, clinical informatics, customer relations, employee health and accreditation and regulation.

Dr. Jerome received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown. She completed her internship and residency in primary care medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Jerome is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization, and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.

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