Dr. Eskandar “Alex” Yazaji is an Associate Program Director, Associate Medical Director, Vice Chairman of Medicine and Chief Quality & Safety Officer at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital & MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He holds a faculty appointment at Georgetown University as an Assistant Professor. Alex also serves as a faculty in the Executive Masters in Quality, Safety and Leadership at Georgetown University. Alex received his medical degree from Damascus University and went on to residency training in Internal Medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In 2004, he established and directed the hospitalist program at Bayhealth in Delaware until returning to Baltimore to join MedStar Union Memorial in 2008. Dr. Yazaji won multiple teaching awards by the house staff. His interests include patient safety and practicing high quality medicine. He worked on multiple quality and safety initiatives at the local level such as reducing hospital acquired complications and at the MedStar level such as Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), sepsis, delivery system improvements and Mortality.
Outside work, Alex enjoys cars, watches, new technologies, traveling internationally, eating out and playing cards.