Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Cheryl O’Malley, MD, FACP, FHM, is dedicated to implementing quality and patient safety in hospital settings and has extensive experience as a mentor in both local and national projects. Dr. O’Malley is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center/Phoenix VA Medical Center program in Phoenix, Arizona where she teaches patient safety and mentors residents and faculty to lead hospital- and clinic-based QI projects. Specific projects have centered on patient satisfaction, VTE prevention, the quality and timeliness of resident discharge summaries, high-value cost-conscious care and simulation. She directs her hospital and health system’s glycemic control committee and served as a mentor nationally through the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) glycemic control mentored implementation project. For the last seven years, she has played a key role in the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee’s Educational Innovations Project in order to align the goals of graduate medical education with those of the hospitals and patients. Through this project, she has been involved in studying the implementation of the Internal Medicine curricular milestones and now serves as one of SHM’s representatives on the Internal Medicine Advisory Board on Education Redesign. She has also held elected and appointed national positions with the American College of Physicians and Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.