Quality Improvement

The Melvin & Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Program was established in 2014. The program designs, implements, and monitors quality improvement initiatives at UCLA Health to improve patient experience and health outcomes for digestive disease patients. Dr. May is director of the program and the Melvin & Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Fellowship.

GI QI Projects Diagram

We lead the UCLA Health Colorectal Cancer workgroup in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Medicine Quality Program. This workgroup was established in September 2018 as part of a system-wide effort to improve colon cancer screening rates at the 47 UCLA Health clinics.

Dr. May is also part of the leadership for the Value-Based Care Research Consortium, a multidisciplinary collaboration of investigators dedicated to measuring and reducing low-value care at UCLA Health. Our five pillars of care for quality improvement at UCLA health are colorectal cancer screening, follow-up of abnormal screening, value based care, liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. May directs the Melvin & Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Fellowship, designed to provide comprehensive education in quality improvement and assurance principles for individuals who have completed an ACGME accredited internal medicine residency program or a graduate-level program and are interested in pursuing a career in quality improvement.


Learn more about quality improvement in digestive diseases at UCLA Health.