Meena Khandelwal, MD, FACOG
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Meena Khandelwal is full professor and practicing physician, Director of Research, Grand Rounds and the Week on Wards course at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Maternal-Fetal-Medicine. Her passion for caring for pregnant women with complex medical problems and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion led to the birth of the innovative MOM (Maternal Obstetric Medicine) program, which facilitates interprofessional & transdisciplinary practice and education. As part of the WOW program at Cooper Medical of Rowan University, she runs the IPE program for the 1st year medical students so they learn to collaborate and respect other professionals right from the beginning of their career in Medicine. She has experience in international collaboration being on the board of International Societies, and received ‘Top Doc’ recognition in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

United States has the highest maternal mortality ratio in the developed world with Black mothers 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth. A woman’s risk of mortality is associated with patient factors especially presence of chronic conditions compounded by social determinants of health; community-public health factors like access to care, lack of management/care coordination between providers and organizations; provider factors like deficits in pregnancy-specific knowledge and communication; facility factors with protocols and safety bundles adoption; and systems of care factors to ensure…
Background, including statement of problem, and aims Cooper Medical School of Rowan University has historically collaborated with Rutgers University Schools of Social Work, Nursing and Law to provide interprofessional education. The pandemic provided a challenge as well as an opportunity for collaboration with Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences, to create a virtual interprofessional experience for learners at various levels of education. This experience was developed to introduce interprofessional education (IPE) concepts early in healthcare education. Design or…