Dr. Shams Tabrez Quazi
currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Medicine for MedStar Union Memorial and Good Samaritan Hospitals. In addition, he also serves as the Physician Executive Director for MedStar North Hospital Medicine service line and as Chief of Medical Staff at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and represents at the Board of Directors for MGSH and MUMH.
Dr Quazi was born and raised in a small town called Jamshedpur in India and completed his medical school from Pune University in 2002. He moved to the United States to pursue research and further clinical training in 2003. He obtained a master’s degree in molecular biology from University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Immediately after, he transitioned back to clinical medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine from MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in 2009. After graduating, he joined the Hospital Medicine team at MGSH and became part of the faculty. He has continued to serve in that role for 14 years while acquiring other administrative and leadership responsibilities over those years.
His focus is hospital medicine and optimizing hospital operations. He is the executive sponsor of the Hospital Medicine Clinical Practice Council and Chairs the Informatics and Data Committee where he continues to lead efforts to optimize EMR workflow and navigation to enhance provider efficiency and improve patient safety. In these roles, he has led the service line in identifying best practices and share them at the system level. He has created a strong and resilient system of Hospital Medicine leadership under him by recognizing those skill sets and creating opportunities for younger physicians. He also leads various pilot projects and initiatives across all MedStar hospitals and works collaboratively with hospital leadership.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and participating in outdoor sports activities.