Meet our Coaches – Spotlight on Cheryl Courtlandt
Cheryl Courtlandt, MD is the Co-Director, Center for Advancing Pediatric Excellence (CAPE) at the Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) at Carolinas Medical Center, Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, General Academic Pediatrics Division, a member of the Children’s Hospital Inpatient Pediatric Service and Medical Director, Pediatric Asthma Program, Department of Pediatrics, at LCH. Dr. Courtlandt received her medical degree from Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey and continued post-graduate training in research methodology, epidemiology and statistical analysis at New York University and Tufts University. She also has completed courses in advanced quality improvement methodology and data analysis at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining the Carolinas Healthcare System in 1998, Dr. Courtlandt was a faculty attending from 1988-1996 in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Division of Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY. During her tenure at NYU-Bellevue, Dr. Courtlandt championed several initiatives providing health care to homeless children as an officer in the United States Public Health Service. From 1990-1996 she served in several capacities to including , Course Director and Assistant Professor Pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine and Assistant Director of Pediatric Outpatient Services at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Courtlandt in her capacity as co-director of CAPE, directs and chairs numerous committee involved in process improvement and patient safety. She has served as physician champion and as a coach for several multidisciplinary improvement efforts, both internal and external to the Department of Pediatrics. She has led regional workshops on quality improvement and given national presentations showcasing efforts of team collaborations on quality improvement projects. She is passionate about asthma care for children and has championed numerous efforts to collaborate with care providers in the community. She has been a co-investigator for a funded research grant using shared decision making with patients and their families with asthma. She is a member of the National Medical Association, Ambulatory Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Courtlandt is an active lecturer, workshop leader, and published author. Dr. Courtlandt’s areas of interest include health literacy, asthma, community medicine, school health, quality improvement initiatives and methodology, research methodology and data analysis.