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Meet Our Team


Lawrence D. Ward, MD, MPH, FACP
Vice Chairman for Clinical Practice & Quality
Dr. Ward is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a general internist and clinical hypertension specialist. He completed his Masters of Public Health degree at the George Washington University, his MD at Jefferson Medical College and completed residency and a General Internal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Dr. Ward is the Vice-Chairman for Clinical Practice and Quality in the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. In that role, he develops innovative practice designs and continuous quality improvement for the Department. Email:

Cara Reynolds, MHS
Senior Quality Coordinator
Ms. Reynolds is the Senior Quality Coordinator for the Department of Medicine. In that role, she is the staff liaison to the DOM Quality Committee, working with committee members to implement quality improvement programs across the divisions of the DOM. She is also responsible for application and implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Home and Patient Centered Specialty Practice recognition programs. In addition, Ms. Reynolds chairs the Practice & Quality Roundtable, a gathering of practice staff across the DOM to complement the efforts of the Quality Committee.

Rhea Powell, MD

Albert Lee, MD

Barbara Knight, MD

Rebecca Jaffe, MD

Michael Latreille, MD

We cooperate frequently with the Jefferson School of Population Health. They are an in valuable partner is many of our Quality and Safety initiatives.Led by David Nash, MD MBA and supported by his team, Richard Jacoby, MD and Bettina Berman, RN BS CNOR CPHQ MPH (Project Director for Quality Improvement).