Tahara Bhate is a staff emergency physician with University Health Network (UHN). Completing her residency training at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, she holds a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of British Columbia, where she also completed her medical undergraduate studies.
From a clinical research background, her interest in patient safety and systems improvement evolved from efforts to use simulation-based interventions to improve outcomes during Rapid Response Team activations. Supported by a Helios Fellowship from the University of Calgary, she completed the Excellence in Quality Improvement (EQUIP) certificate program from CQuiPS in 2020, and has gone on to develop an academic interest in incorporating novel methodologies such as Human Factors analyses and Simulation into traditional QI frameworks, most recently using simulation to address the issue of patient flow efficiency in the emergency department. Her fellowship will focus on developing methodological tools to support robust evaluation of innovative system interventions.