July 2014

Dr. Brian Silvia


Ms. Ann Morstadt


This month we are proud to feature champions from two hospitals with academic affiliations. Dr. Brian Silvia is with the Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. This hospital is the primary teaching affiliate Boston University School of Medicine. BMC is one of our 7 participating hospitals from the Boston area. Ann Morstadt is with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, which includes Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Community Memorial Hospital of Menomonee Falls, and St. Joseph’s Community Hospital of West Bend. Froedtert Hospital is one of two academic medical centers in Wisconsin, and the only one in eastern Wisconsin.

As assistant professor in orthopaedic surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Silvia has been instrumental in moving the AJRR initiative forward at BMC. He earned his medical degree at the University of Connecticut where he also completed a PhD in the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology. After completing his internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Silvia continued his fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland, UK.

Ann Morstad is the manager of clinical quality and patient safety at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, where she has worked for more than 14 years. Part of a unique office that bridges College Physicians and Froedtert Hospital, she oversees a variety of strategic projects. Her group is having fun developing and testing the data sets for the American Joint Replacement Registry, while coordinating with the Department of Orthopaedics. Ms. Morstad has a BS in biology from Carroll University and an MS in health communication and management from Colorado State University. She earned certification as a Patient Safety Officer from Duke University and is about to complete certification for the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.