Matthew Meyer, MD
Dr. Matthew Meyer was raised in Vermont with an ethic for hard work and efficiency. He completed his training in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an associate professor at the University of Virginia and recently received its Sustainability Leadership Award. He researches perioperative efficiency, and advocates for sustainable healthcare in national speaking engagements and publications like STAT News, Health Affairs Forefront, and TheHill. Eliminating OR waste is an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to save money while demonstrating care for the environment.
Pumoli Malapati graduated from the University of Virginia where she studied Global Studies -Global Public Health and Biology. She is passionate about developing sustainable practices in healthcare, with a focus on maximizing efficiency of perioperative workflows.
Tyler Chafitz, MD, MBA
Dr. Tyler Chafitz is a current anesthesiology resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He earned his medical degree and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, where he began his focus on perioperative workflows and waste reduction. He has researched and published manuscripts regarding surgical supply waste in the operating room. He is passionate about improving efficiency within our hospitals and minimizing both the financial and environmental footprints of healthcare, all while maintaining optimal patient outcomes. When we reduce unnecessary waste in healthcare, everyone benefits; including our patients and our planet.
Nafisa Alamgir graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Cognitive Science, concentrating in Cognitive Psychology, and a minor in Bioethics. She is currently attending Meharry Medical College working towards her MD. Her passion for medicine stems from her interest in addressing healthcare inequality amongst racial minorities and individuals of lower socioeconomic status. She believes that to begin bridging the financial gap within healthcare for disadvantaged individuals, the continous waste being created by the healthcare system needs to be addressed and resolved. By creating sustainable healthcare institutions, a sustainable healthcare system will follow behind.