Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE
|Hospital Title||Assistant in Surgery|
|Academic Title||Instructor in Surgery|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
The goals of Shawn Rangel's research include:
- Characterizing the nature and epidemiology of complications and other adverse events associated with the surgical care of children
- Characterizing the root cause of surgical complications in pediatric surgery, primarily focusing on communication, teamwork and relevant technical factors
- Development of a safe-surgery checklist to reduce the incidence and severity of surgical complication in the pediatric population
Every year, nearly 3 million children udergo surgical procedures in the United States. To date, little is known about the nature, incidence and preventability of surgical complications in the pediatric population. The primary goal of Dr. Rangel's research is to provide a better understanding of the circumstances which lead to potentially preventable complications. Such insight can be used to develop interventional strategies which improve safety through more effective teamwork, communication and identification of systems factors which can be modified to prevent adverse events.
About Shawn Rangel
Dr. Rangel completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. During his time at Stanford, he took three years off from his surgical residency to obtain graduate training in Clinical Epidemiology through Stanford's Department of Health, Research and Policy. Once he completed his general surgery training, Dr. Rangel went on to complete a pediatric surgery fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital before joining the staff at Children's Hospital Boston.