Sioux City Physician Dr. Ashlesha Kaushik accepted to Harvard Medical School in Prestigious Healthcare Program

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UnityPoint Health – Sioux City is proud to announce Ashlesha Kaushik, MD, pediatric infectious disease physician, is one of only five physicians chosen to pursue their Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kaushik will be part of a diverse group of leaders to pursue this advanced degree designed to improve physician leadership in advancing healthcare quality and safety initiatives, reducing mortality and improving hospital star ratings. She will also be part of the Harvard medical student mentoring faculty.

“Dr. Kaushik continues to represent UnityPoint Health nationally,” says Leah Glasgo, interim market president for UnityPoint Health – Sioux City. “She is an incredible asset to Siouxland. Her knowledge and expertise continue to positively impact the quality of care we provide Children in our community.”

In addition to the degree, Dr. Kaushik continues her national appointments across various initiatives. She was recently appointed as the Center for Disease Control’s Project Firstline and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Infection Prevention and Control Ambassador for Iowa for another year. She also received the American Academy of Pediatrics travel scholarship award. Dr. Kaushik will present her Quality Initiative Infection Prevention and Control project at the Infectious Diseases Week Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Conference held in Boston from October 11-15, 2023.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to enhance my leadership skills and collaborate with a diverse group of leaders to improve healthcare quality and safety initiatives,” says Dr. Kaushik. “With the knowledge and insights gained from this program, I am eager to contribute further to initiatives that drive positive change in healthcare standards, patient safety and infectious disease management.”

Dr. Kaushik continues to serve as part of the national faculty for AAP Chapter Immunization Representatives Echo series. She recently addressed the New Jersey Immunization network with more than 300 attendees.

Additionally, Dr. Kaushik has been invited to present her immunization research at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Atlanta in November as a podium presenter. She has also been invited to serve as a moderator for epidemiology and a guest speaker to address the South Dakota State Immunization Coalition in September.