MD, Stanford School of Medicine, 1995
MSc, Stanford School of Medicine, 1995
AB, Cornell University, 1990
Sydney Dy, MD, MS, FAAHPM is a Professor of Health Policy and Management, Medicine and Oncology, focusing in quality of care, safety, and decision-making research, particularly in patients with cancer and serious and terminal illness. She performs quality measurement development, testing and implementation, particularly in palliative care, patient safety and primary care. Her research includes systematic literature reviews, primary qualitative and quantitative data collection, analyses of secondary databases, and quality and safety measurement and improvement.
Dr. Dy helped develop and lead many of the first palliative care programs at Johns Hopkins for over 15 years and served as Medical Director for Hopkins' cancer symptom clinic, palliative care case management and hospice programs for many years. Dr. Dy now practices primary care, cancer survivorship and palliative care at Johns Hopkins Green Spring.
Current projects include:
- Patient-reported outcome measures for older adults with multiple chronic conditions
- Updating the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospice quality indicators
Patient- and family-centered care:
- Evaluating patient safety in the patient-centered medical home
- Evaluating fatigue and fatigability in older cancer patients
- Describing the lived experience of persons with sickle cell disease after bone marrow transplant, and transplant donors
- Developing a patient-centric risk model of medication errors in care transitions
- Improving physician-patient-family communication in oncology care and cancer survivorship
Here are a couple of videos of recent presentations on her work in end-of-life care:
And links to summaries of some projects and tools on the CHSOR website: