As chief resident in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, Stephanie Wappel is committed to medical education and providing quality care to her patients.  She received her medical doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and she completed residency in internal medicine at Georgetown in June 2014.

During her second year of residency, she attended the patient safety roundtable in Telluride, CO.  This was an incredible experience that inspired Dr. Wappel and several of her colleagues in the Maryland/DC area to become regional leaders in patient safety and quality improvement.  Dr. Wappel is a co-founder of the QIPS Council. She was recently named chair of the QIPS research committee, and she plans to initiate several broad quality improvement projects in the various hospitals served by members of the QIPS Council.

During her residency, Dr. Wappel served as a representative on several committees related to patient safety, including the Center for Patient Safety Education Division Committee, the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Patient Safety First Committee, and the Housestaff Quality Improvement Council.

After her chief residency, she will begin fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.  She hopes to continue her work with the regional QIPS council during fellowship.