Deborah A. Whalen, MS
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

MBA, Boston College
MS, Boston University
BS, Georgetown University

Deborah Whalen is the Associate Director for Quality and Patient Safety in the Department of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Her background blends an Advanced Practice Degree in Nursing as well as an MBA which she obtained as a Commonwealth Fund Nurse Executive Fellow. She is a member of the AHA Get With the Guidelines QI Subcommitee and awarded the Quality Award For Service by the AHA . She has lectured nationally and internationally in the fields of Cardiovascular Nursing and Quality Improvement and was the Project Lead in Boston Medical Center’s Cardiac Monitoring Alarm Initiative recognized nationally and internationally as a model for significantly reducing alarm fatigue.

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  1. Whalen DA, Covelle PM, Piepenbrink JC, Villanova KL, Cuneo CL, Awtry EH. Novel approach to cardiac alarm management on telemetry units. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014 Sep-Oct; 29(5):E13-22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24365870; DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000114;
  2. Hannan EL, Zhong Y, Racz M, Jacobs AK, Walford G, Cozzens K, Holmes DR, Jones RH, Hibberd M, Doran D, Whalen D, King SB. Outcomes for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in hospitals with and without onsite coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the New York State experience. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Dec; 2(6):519-27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20031769; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.109.894048;
  3. Mazzini MJ, Stevens GR, Whalen D, Ozonoff A, Balady GJ. Effect of an American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines program-based clinical pathway on referral and enrollment into cardiac rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Apr 15; 101(8):1084-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18394437; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.11.063;
  4. Vitello-Cicciu J, Fitzgerald C, Whalen D. On the horizon: minimally invasive cardiac surgery. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 1998 Apr; 12(3):1-16. PMID: 9547448
  5. Shapira OM, Kelleher RM, Zelingher J, Whalen D, Fitzgerald C, Aldea GS, Shemin RJ. Prognosis and quality of life after valve surgery in patients older than 75 years. Chest. 1997 Oct; 112(4):885-94. PMID: 9377949

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