Bios for April 2016 webinar




Gaurav Sharma, M.D.

Director of the Regional Medical Laboratory

Associate Medical Director of the Core Laboratory

Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI



Gaurav Sharma, M.D. aspires to be a transformative physician-leader who utilizes his education, training, and experience to bring about Lean- and ISO15189-inspired change in anatomical and clinical pathology laboratories. As a medical student and intern, he completed  formal auditor training in ISO 9001, ISO 17025 and ISO 15189 and led the accreditation of India’s first ISO 9001 compliant voluntary external proficiency program (VILAC). As a Chief Resident, he contributed to the development and implementation of numerous process improvements aimed at patient safety. 


Presently, Gaurav provides active medical leadership to the health system’s regional laboratory network, core/stat laboratory, outreach laboratory, laboratory formulary, and ISO 15189 accreditation initiatives. He co-chairs a 20 member Laboratory Utilization Taskforce, that works on standardization and rationalization of laboratory order sets and diagnostic work up protocols. 


He is the Director of the Reference and Esoteric Testing rotation for pathology residents in which they are trained on principles of appropriate laboratory test utilization, send-out testing issues and laboratory operations in the in-house, ambulatory, and outreach settings. Recently, he has been recognized by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as being amongst the 40 ASCP members under the age of 40 that represent the achievements and qualities important to the pathology and laboratory sciences fields.


Ilan Rubinfeld, M.D., MBA, FACS, FACP, FCCM

Associate Chief Medical Officer

Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI


Dr. Rubinfeld currently serves as Associate Chief Medical Officer at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. A surgeon by training he is board-certified in in General Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care and Clinical Informatics Dr. Rubinfeld serves as the inpatient co-lead and surgical lead for the implementation of Epic across Henry Ford Health System. As the leader of several health system-wide quality improvement projects he applies his expertise in analytics to help improve quality and patient safety.  Dr. Rubinfeld is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and continues to practice clinically as an Acute Care Surgeon and Attending in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.