Keynote Speakers

David W. Bates, MD, MSc Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Partners HealthCare

Read more

Dr. Bates has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and was chairman of the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association. He has published over 700 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited over 100,000 times; he has an h-index of 147, which ranks him among the 400 most cited biomedical researchers of any type.

Thomas Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Press Ganey, Professor of Health Policy Management Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Read more

Dr. Lee is a member of the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine, the Board of Directors of Geisinger Health System, the Board of Directors of Health Leads; the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College; the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) of the Veterans Administration; and the Panel of Health Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office. He received his BA from Harvard College (1975) and his MD from Cornell University Medical College (1979), and then trained in internal medicine and then cardiolog at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received a MSc in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in 1987.

Patricia McGaffigan RN, MS, CPPS Vice President, Safety Programs President, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety

Read more

Patricia serves on a wide range of national committees related to safety, including the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Committee, an Advisor to the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Medically Induced Trauma Support Services. She has served on the American Nurses Association Moral Resilience Professional Issues Panel Steering Committee, was awarded the distinguished Lifetime Member Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau as an undergraduate nursing student. Patricia received her BS with a major in Nursing from Boston College, and her MS with a major in Nursing from Boston University.

Stephanie Mercado, CAE, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director NAHQ

Read more

Stephanie is a sought-after expert on healthcare association management and healthcare quality. She currently serves on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, the Association Forum Healthcare Collaborative Steering Committee, and more. Recently, she was selected as a recipient of the Outstanding Nonprofit Leader Award from .orgCommunity.

Course Faculty

Bonnie B. Blanchfield, CPA, SM ScD,  Senior Scientist, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Faculty at Harvard Chan School of Public Health and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Read more

Dr. Blanchfield’s 35+ year career started in public accounting at KPMG and corporate management before deciding to redirect her career to health care. Bonnie conducts policy relevant research and program evaluation looking at health care costs, care redesign, the volume to value transition and patient safety. She has been a Senior Research Scientist at the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment and MGH Mongan Institute for Health Policy, the Research Director at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program and a Researcher Scientist at the Center for Health Affairs at Project Hope. Bonnie has served as acting CFO for several small companies including Iora Health and is currently advising a health care venture capital fund and is a consultant for Google’s Verily Life Sciences.

Bonnie earned a BBA from Siena College and an SM and Sc.D. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Giles W. L. Boland, MD, Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Chair of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Read more

Dr. Boland received his medical degree at the London Hospital Medical College, London University, and completed his residency at Guy’s Hospital, London. In 1992 he began his fellowship in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and joined the faculty in 1994 before moving to BWH as Chair of Radiology in 2016.

As Chair of Radiology, Dr. Boland is responsible for a department that performs and interprets approximately 800,000 imaging exams per year includes 120 attending physicians, a large Research department, 100 physician trainees and a large complement of technologists, nurses and support personnel. His current focus is on the delivery of cost-effective patient outcomes, which drives his interests to include practice and workflow re-design and management,quality and safety, leadership, information technology (especially those that improve outcomes), the patient experience, wellness and development of new markets. He has written numerous peer-reviewed articles on these topics and has conducted over 100 international presentations on these issues. As a current practicing radiologist, his interests lie in Abdominal Imaging. He is the past president of the Society of Abdominal Radiology.

James Brink, MD, Radiologist in Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital, Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr. Brink is Radiologist-in-Chief at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University and an MD at Indiana University before completing his residency and fellowship at MGH in 1990. He joined the faculty at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor prior to joining the faculty at Yale University in 1997.

Dr. Brink served as Chair of the Yale Department of Diagnostic Radiology from 2006 to 2013 prior to returning to MGH as Radiologist-in-Chief. Dr. Brink is Fellow of the Society for Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance, Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Past-President of the American Roentgen Ray Society, and Past-President of the American College of Radiology. For the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Dr. Brink serves as Vice-Chair of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board. For the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology, Dr. Brink serves as Secretary. Dr. Brink is a recipient of the American Roentgen Ray Society’s Gold Medal and an honorary member of the European Society of Radiology, the Japanese Radiological Society, the Italian Society of Medical Radiology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the International Organization for Medical Physics. Dr. Brink has broad experience in medical imaging, including the utilization and management of imaging resources, with specific interest and expertise in issues related to the monitoring and control of medical radiation exposure.

Jennifer C. Broder, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology Tufts Medical School,  Vice Chair for Quality and Safety Department of Radiology Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Read more

Dr. Broder  is Vice Chair of Quality and Safety at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Department of Radiology in Burlington, MA and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Tufts Medical School. She received her B.A. from University of Pennsylvania in History and Sociology of Science. Prior to matriculating at Harvard Medical School, she worked for several years in public health which gave her insight into the benefits of incorporating systematic efforts to analyze and prevent error. After completing both her diagnostic radiology residency and abdominal imaging fellowship at Boston University, she joined the faculty at Lahey, where she has worked to build a culture of safety in her department, emphasizing peer learning, just culture, and technologist engagement. In addition to her volunteer roles in quality and safety with national professional societies and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Radiologic Society, she is a founding Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Radiology Quality and Safety Council and serves on the Massachusetts Governor’s Advisory Commission on Radiologic Technologists.

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, Executive Director Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences; Professor, Harvard Medical School/ School of Public Health

Read more

Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Executive Director for the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also a practicing hospitalist. He is also Director of Implementation Research and Education for Harvard Catalyst.

Much of Dr. Choudhry’s research deals with design and evaluation of novel strategies to increase the use of evidence-based therapies for common conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. He is particularly interested in changing patient and provider behavior and his work draws inspiration from a broad range of fields including clinical medicine, economics, cognitive psychology, epidemiology and biostatistics. His largest ongoing projects seek to combine approaches from behavioral science and machine learning in order to develop scalable solutions for health quality improvement. He and his research team are funded by a variety of public and private sources including the National Institutes of Health, health insurers, pharmaceutical manufactures and private foundations.

Dr. Choudhry attended McGill University, received his M.D. and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto and then served as Chief Medical Resident for the Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in Statistics and the Evaluative Sciences. His research has been widely published in leading medical and policy journals and has won numerous awards for excellence in research, teaching and mentorship.

Cheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD, Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, and Hospitalist, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals, Division of General Medicine & Primary Care; Harvard Medical School Faculty

Read more

Cheryl Clark MD, ScD, is a hospitalist and social epidemiologist in Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, and Director of Health Equity Research & Intervention in the Center for Community Health and Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Clark’s research focuses on social epidemiology and data science approaches to studying social determinants of healthy aging, and racial and ethnic disparities in health care utilization in aging populations. She is the principal investigator of an award from the National Institutes of Aging to understand the social determinants of cardiometabolic factors in aging populations. Dr. Clark is currently investigating social determinants of cardiometabolic risks in midlife and aging populations and is collaborating in work to implement social determinants of health screening and referral interventions in primary care settings and among women undergoing evaluation for new breast cancer diagnoses.

Twilight Cofield, ACNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, MSN, Interim Nurse Director, Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation

Read more

Twilight is Interim Nurse Director for the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation. She has worked as a surgical Nurse Practitioner for the General and Gastrointestinal Inpatient Surgical Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well spending years in Medical Oncology on the Head and Neck/Melanoma/Sarcoma service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She became Assistant Nurse Director for the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation in 2017 and recently was named the Interim Nurse Director. She also serves as a Content Expert Panel member for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty for the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her BS degree in Human Physiology from Boston University in 2002 and MSN with specialty in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2005.

Christian Dankers, MD, MBA, Associate Chief Quality Officer at Partners HealthCare

Read more

Dr. Dankers grew up in Monroe, WA and attended Williams College where he studied Philosophy. After college, he worked for three years at the Advisory Board Company in Washington DC, which provides business strategy research and consulting services for hospitals. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his MD and MBA. He completed internal medicine residency at The Massachusetts General Hospital and remained at the MGH for three years following residency, splitting his time between clinical work as a hospitalist and quality and safety work as a member of the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety.

In 2013, Dr. Dankers joined the Department of Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As Associate Chief Quality Officer, he worked on Hospital Acquired Condition reduction, mortality reduction, improving the patient experience, and in strengthening safety culture through the application of Just Culture and reliability management principles. In 2018, Dr. Dankers joined Partners HealthCare as the Associate Chief Quality Officer, where he helps oversee ambulatory quality improvement, quality and safety collaboratives, Patient Reported Outcomes work, and Partners’ government payment and policy group. He continues to practice as a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Jillian Dempsey, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Transitions of Care/Cardiology

Read more

Dr. Dempsey joined the BWH Pharmacy team as a PGY-1 resident after receiving Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University in 2014. Following completion of her PGY-1 residency and becoming a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, she continued on to her PGY-2 training in Transitions of Care (TOC). Over the next 2 years, she worked precepting pharmacy students, serving as a residency preceptor for PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents completing their general cardiology rotations, and has been the department’s liaison and coordinator for pharmacy students completing clinical rotations at BWH. In addition to her cardiology assignments, Jillian also supports general medicine services, the emergency department, and our ambulatory heart failure clinic. For the past several years Jillian has been involved in the PGY-1 residency application review process, serves as an editor for the P&T Newsletter, co-coordinates the Mentor Mentee Program and has presented several CEU programs. More recently, Jillian has worked to support a BCRISP granted project focused on improving medication access and discharge planning for cardiology patients on high risk medications. She continues to focus her work on quality improvement initiatives designed to streamline the care transitions process, decrease healthcare utilization/costs, and improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Sonali Desai, MD, MPH, Rheumatologist, Medical Director of Ambulatory Patient Safety, and Medical Director of Quality in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School Faculty

Read more

Dr. Desai is the Medical Director of Ambulatory Patient Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Medical Director of Quality for the Department of Medicine, and is a practicing rheumatologist. Dr. Desai conducts research on improving the quality of care and patient safety with a focus on the ambulatory setting. Dr. Desai is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and served as a Program Director (2015-2017) for an innovative global education, blended learning course titled Safety, Quality, Informatics, and Leadership. She is a native of Massachusetts and attended both college and medical school at Brown University in Rhode Island. She completed her internal medicine residency and Chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, her rheumatology fellowship at BWH, and her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Margaret Duggan, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr. Duggan is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), BWFH and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. She is also an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Duggan received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a surgical residency at Boston Medical Center. She is board certified in general surgery. Dr. Duggan’s clinical interests include breast cancer, breast conservation surgery, mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, nipple-sparing mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. She previously served as president of the BWFH medical staff and has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly.

Sunil Eappen, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Medical Affairs Brigham Health, Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School

Read more

As Chief Medical Officer, Eappen will lead key initiatives in physician recruitment and retention, medical affairs and patient care.  Partnering closely with the Associate Chief Medical Officers, he will focus on developing new clinical care delivery strategies that will significantly improve efficiency, financial outcomes and, most importantly, patient outcomes.

Eappen will lead efforts focusing on integration between Partners and Brigham Health clinicians, pharmacy management, and nurturing a culture of professionalism that extends beyond physicians and nurses to all Brigham and Women’s Hospital staff.

Eappen joined BWH on July 16, 2018, from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he most recently served as the Chief of Anesthesiology and the Chief Medical Officer. He was previously the Medical Director of the Operating Rooms at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In these roles at the Mass Eye and Ear, he managed the Medical Staff Office and the pharmacy as well as leading the Quality and Patient Experience Programs.

Eappen earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, his MD from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Eappen has numerous published articles and is national speaker on the utility of surgical checklist implementation in order to reduce surgical complications, optimizing OR efficiency, and change management.  In addition to serving as CMO, Eappen is also an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

Kelly Fanning, MBA, Executive Director of Ambulatory Services, Brigham Health

Read more

Kelly Fanning is currently the Executive Director of Ambulatory Services at Brigham Health.  Kelly moved into this role in the Spring of 2018 with the goal of establishing a broader ambulatory strategy and team that supports over 150 ambulatory practices in the following areas: Ambulatory access, Quality & Safety, Operations. Ultimately, Kelly and the full Ambulatory Services team are driven to ensure Brigham Health delivers patient-centered ambulatory care that optimizes the experience for patients, providers and staff.  Her initial priorities include building a team to advance the ambulatory efforts across Brigham in a strategic, prioritized, and thoughtful manner.  Key efforts will be optimizing scheduling efforts from template clean-up, to call center management; establishing standard to ensure quality & safety that meets both The Joint Commission standards and patient’s expectations; and supporting practice operations to ensure the 150 ambulatory practices across the Brigham have what they need to be successful. Prior to this current role, Kelly was the Executive Director of Population Health Management (PHM) & Care Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization. During her nearly five years in this role, Kelly partnered with the Chief Medical Officer and Associate Medical Directors to develop and execute BWPO’s strategy to deliver efficient and high quality care to all of their patients. Specifically, Kelly worked within Brigham Health and across the Partners network to launch, monitor, and deliver an ROI on initiatives aimed at redesigning care to be value-based.  The work of PHM and Care Innovation was aimed at better positioning Brigham Health as an Accountable Care Organization driving efficient, high quality patient care, as well as change in the health care industry.

Prior to moving to BWPO, Kelly spent the eight years as a leader at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Kelly led work related to operationalizing BCBSMA Alternative Quality Contract (AQC), a risk-based contract for ACOs; and developing limited/select provider networks. Kelly holds a Master of Business Administration from Simmons College School of Management.

Kelly holds a bachelor of arts from Colby College and a Master of Business Administration from Simmons School of Management.  She is an avid runner participating in five marathons, as well as other athletic adventures including 200 mile relay races and 2.4 mile open water swims.    Kelly lives in Belmont, MA with her husband and her two strong, young girls.

Kevin Elias, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Gynecologic Oncology Laboratory, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Brigham And Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Elias is a surgeon, laboratory scientist, inventor, and technologist. He currently serves as the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and as a visiting faculty member at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Elias completed his undergraduate work at Harvard College and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  He completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated Residency Program, followed by a research fellowship focused on epigenetics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, two clinical fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine and Gynecologic Oncology, and post-doctoral work in materials science and nanotechnology at MIT. Dr. Elias’s research revolves around using orthogonal approaches to solving complex systems problems, both in the clinic as well as the laboratory. Examples include combining machine learning, transgenic mouse models, and next generation sequencing technologies to produce models for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer; creating patient-facing mobile applications combined with clinical pathway auditing software to reduce opioid prescribing after oncologic surgery; and using nanotechnology to deliver gene-editing programs for precision oncologic medicine.

Adam C. Fields, MD, Quality and Safety Fellow, Department of Quality and Safety, Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Fields is a second year Quality and Safety Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and Medical Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is currently in the middle of his Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Adam Co-Chairs the Communication, Apology, and Resolution Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has authored several papers on reducing postoperative opioid use, quality of care in surgery, and the management of colorectal neoplasms.

Karen Fiumara, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS, Executive Director of Patient Safety, Department of Quality and Safety, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Fiumara  is the Executive Director of Patient Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received her PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 2002, and completed her residency in pharmacy practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2003. She held the position of Medication Safety Officer and managed the Anticoagulation Management Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, overseeing the care of 3,000 patients. She works as Clinical Pharmacy Consultant for the New England Journal of Medicine and has authored papers in the fields of medication safety, adverse drug events, and anticoagulation.

Christine Gillis, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Transitions of Care/ Internal Medicine

Read more

Dr.  Gillis joined the BWH Pharmacy Department in 2009 as a pharmacy intern. In 2014, Christine received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University Boston and then went on to pursue her PGY-1 residency training at BWH. The following year, she became a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and completed a second year of residency with a focus in transitions of care (TOC). During her residency she co-developed a resident-run transitions of care program focused on high risk cardiology patients. Christine has continued to work on transitions of care related initiatives at BWH since the end of residency. Additionally, she serves as a general medicine preceptor for PGY-1 residents and has been involved in research focused on bariatric surgery patients and inpatient prescribing of chronic opioids. She also sits on multiple committees including the ambulatory task force, accreditation council for pharmacy education (ACPE), and serves as coordinator for mentor mentee program. Christine continues to work on improving transitions of care at BWH through her work in general medicine and quality improvement projects and continuing education aimed at improving transitions for patients on high risk medications.

Catherine Giess, MD, Division Chief of Breast Imaging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Network Director of Breast Imaging for Brigham Radiology and Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr. Giess is Division Chief of Breast Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Network Director of Breast Imaging for Brigham Radiology, as well as Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Giess received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She did her diagnostic radiology residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and her breast imaging fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Current research interests focus on improving the specificity of breast imaging in diagnosing breast cancer, with recent publications on screening performance of digital breast tomosynthesis compared to full field digital mammography, use of screening breast MRI in patients with a history of breast cancer, the appropriate use of breast MRI in evaluating equivocal mammographic lesions, and analysis of common interpretive pitfalls in interpretation.  She is a recipient of the 2015 and 2017 RSNA Honored Educator award.

Dan Glazer, MD, Medical Director of CT for Brigham Health and Chairman of the Contract Agent Safety Committee for Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Glazer is the Medical Director of CT for Brigham Health as well as the Chairman of the Contrast Agent Safety Committee for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Radiology. In his leadership roles, Dr. Glazer oversees a fleet of 14 multidetector CT scanners from two major vendors which perform approximately 100,000 diagnostic CT examinations and 6000 interventional procedures per year.  In recent years, Dr. Glazer has helped to significantly revamp divisional CT protocols and CT templates as part of the larger departmental harmonization process.  He has also undertaken several measures to improve CT workflow and increase patient and provider satisfaction.

Dr. Glazer attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, followed by radiology residency at the University of Michigan.  He then moved to Boston and finished his training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention as well as a second fellowship in Image Guided Therapy.  Since completing his training, Dr. Glazer has been a member of the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention with research interests predominantly focusing on patient quality/safety, process improvement (especially CT), as well as genitourinary imaging.

Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness and Access Center, Brigham Health.

Read more

Dr. Gorelnick is responsible for system wide efforts to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters in addition to coordination of all outside hospital transfers to the Brigham Health system. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a level 1 trauma and burn center in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves as Medical Director of Gillette Stadium, providing medical direction for all mass gathering events including New England Patriots’ football games and concerts. He is the faculty lead for the Harvard Medical School Civilian Military Collaborative and the Brigham and Women’s Center For Surgery and Public Health emergency medicine initiatives. Dr. Goralnick is an active emergency preparedness and healthcare operations management researcher authoring articles and lecturing nationally and internationally. Dr. Goralnick is a US Navy veteran and his research focus is on translating military innovation to improve civilian healthcare in four core areas: trauma care, emergency preparedness, leadership development and operations management. Goralnick is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine residency and holds a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard TH Chan School Of Public Health.

Michael J. Healey, MD, Associate Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO); Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr.  Healey’s bio will be added soon.

Keith Hentel, MD, MS, Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, Chief Operating Officer, Weill Cornell Imaging at New York-Presbyterian and Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Read more

Dr. Hentel is the executive vice chairman of the Department of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the COO of Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian, and an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a practicing emergency and musculoskeletal radiologist. Dr. Hentel has used his department and institutional leadership positions to lead the implementation of programs and technologies to improve practice efficiency, access to care, patient safety, and patient experience. Combining his advanced degrees in Medicine and Engineering with his expertise in clinical operations, Dr. Hentel continues to focus his academic interests on the effective implementation and use of CDS and the evaluation of technology to improve the patient experience.

Pamela T. Johnson, MD, FACR, Vice Chair of Quality, Safety & Value, Department of Radiology Physician Lead, Health System High Value Care Committee Associate Professor of Radiology, Oncology & Urology Johns Hopkins Medicine

Read more

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology, where she is Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, and holds joint appointments in Oncology and Urology. Her area of expertise is Body CT and her research interests include protocol design to optimize multidetector row CT image quality and interpretative performance improvement for vascular and oncologic diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Johnson is also actively involved in advancing high value practice at Johns Hopkins as Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee. Nationally, she is the founder and co-director of the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (www.hvpaa.org), a consortium of >90 academic medical centers collaborating on high value care quality improvement, research and education. Dr. Johnson also chairs the American College of Radiology Choosing Wisely® Committee and is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Johnson graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1987 and earned her medical degree as a member of AOA from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 1991. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was elected Chief Resident and performed a fellowship in ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic image resonance imaging (MRI) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Neena Kapoor, MD, Quality and Safety Officer, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Faculty

Read more

Dr. Kapoor is a Quality and Safety Officer for the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She completed her medical school at University of Chicago and residency and musculoskeletal imaging fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Kapoor is also a faculty member in the Center for Evidence-Based Imaging (CEBI), a multidisciplinary translational research center. She is a practicing musculoskeletal radiologist. Dr. Kapoor’s research is focused on health services and outcomes research in radiology, with an emphasis on understanding variation in radiologist practice patterns, patient experience, and designing physician-level interventions that can improve the quality and value of radiology care.

Ronilda Lacson, MD, PhD, Research Scientist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Faculty

Read more

Dr. Lacson is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a Research Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Evidence-Based Imaging in the Department of Radiology. She currently leads an AHRQ RO1 grant on “Factors that Enhance Diagnostic Imaging Safety in the Ambulatory Setting” and just completed another one on “Automated Notification System for Follow-Up Testing Recommendations Across Care Settings”, both of which relate to enhancing diagnostic management and diagnostic safety. She has published extensively on implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems, diagnostic process safety and applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in medicine. Dr. Ronilda Lacson completed her PhD in Computer Science and MS in Medical Informatics degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her research fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) Biomedical Informatics Research Training program, after completing her MD degree from the University of the Philippines.

Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging (AIMI Center) at Stanford University

Read more

Dr. Langlotz is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging (AIMI Center) at Stanford University. As a Medical Informatics Director for Stanford Health Care, he is also responsible for the computer technology that supports the Stanford Radiology practice. The AIMI Center develops artificial intelligence methods that enable computer systems to draw complex inferences from image information and associated clinical data to augment the skills of human imaging professionals. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the RSNA as Liaison for Informatics.

Shanna Matalon, MD, Abdominal Radiologist; Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School Faculty

Read more

Dr. Matalon is an Abdominal Radiologist and an Associate Program Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Shanna’s professional interests include gastrointestinal imaging and medical education.

William W. Mayo-Smith, MD, FACR, Vice Chair of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr. Mayo-Smith serves as Vice Chair of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is a practicing Abdomen & Interventional Radiologist and his area of research focus is in Abdominal CT and Intervention.  He has served on the American College of Radiology Incidental Findings Steering Committee and Chaired the Sub-Committee on Adrenal Incidental Findings.  He is currently working with a team to standardize Radiology Reporting between Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals and across the Partners network which performs over 2.5 million radiology exams per year.  The goal is to reduce variation in Radiology reporting and thereby improve patient care.

Casey McGrath, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Quality Programs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Casey McGrath is the Director of Clinical Quality Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Endicott College. Prior to joining the Department of Quality and Safety in 2013, she worked as a staff nurse on the Intermediate Neuroscience Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Casey has worked closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School as well as Sigma Theta Tau Chi Epsilon members on quality improvement projects. At BWH, Casey has led quality reporting and improvement efforts in surgery, heart failure, the emergency department, the NICU, nursing, and catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention. In the spring of 2015, Casey successfully launched the Brigham Surgical Quality Redesign (BSQUARED) effort, a program that enabled multidisciplinary provider-led teams from the departments of surgery, anesthesia, and nursing to develop and implement projects that transformed front-line clinical expertise into hospital-level improvements in surgical quality and safety. Through this program Casey facilitated the expansion of the hospital’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol to multiple service lines.  Currently, Casey oversees the growth and development of the Clinical Pathways Program and the Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention Task Force. Casey is also responsible for providing vision and direction of many clinical quality initiatives throughout BWH.

Mallika Mendu, MBA, MD, Medical Director for Quality and Safety Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Mendu is a Medical Director for Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mendu is also a practicing nephrologist, following inpatients and outpatients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease.  In addition, she is the director for quality improvement for the Nephrology Division and part of the Partners Population Health Management Team.

She received her MD and MBA degrees from the Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management. During her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she was involved in the Medicine Management Leadership Track and developed an interest in addressing system-level deficiencies in quality and care delivery by implementing innovative interventions. She pursued a nephrology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and conducted research related to quality improvement.

Dr. Mendu is currently involved in clinical research related to improving care delivery for patients with kidney disease, and has over 20 peer-reviewed publications related to this field.  Within the Department of Quality and Safety, Dr. Mendu’s responsibilities are focused on mortality review and collaborating with department quality leaders to address systems issues identified through mortality review.

Namita Seth Mohta, MD, Clinical Editor at New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst

Read more

Dr. Mohta is a physician executive with expertise in health delivery transformation. As the Clinical Editor for NEJM Catalyst, she is part of the founding leadership team and has responsibility for content strategy and quality. She has been part of the founding Health and ACO leadership teams at both Partners HealthCare and the New England Quality Care Alliance (Tufts Medical Center), both in Boston. Her responsibilities have included designing and implementing ACO strategies for Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial population, with a focus on scaling tailored clinical interventions, integrating analytics and measurement, and leading change management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She often consults with start-ups (currently with PatientPing, GNS Healthcare, and Day Health Strategies) to provide strategic and technical expertise and leadership. Dr. Mohta practices internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is faculty at The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences and at Harvard Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine and Primary Care residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mohta is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine.

Charles Morris, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School Faculty

Read more

Dr. Morris is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, matriculated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1999 and a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 2002. After obtaining a Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and serving as Chief Resident at Brigham and Women’s, he joined the faculty as a staff physician, educator and administrator. He practices both ambulatory and hospital-based medicine and is active in post-graduate medical education. He is a regular speaker on clinical topics at national educational meetings, has authored chapters in widely published textbooks including Harrison’s, and has been a featured discussant at teaching conferences including those published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Administratively he works as the Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, overseeing operations, quality and safety for the inpatient and emergency department services

Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety, Chief Quality Officer, and Internist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization; Harvard Medical School Faculty

Read more

Dr. Mort is a practicing general internist Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety, Chief Quality Officer at the MGH and the MGPO. Dr. Mort has extensive experience in health care quality measurement, quality and safety improvement, managed care medical management strategies, pay for performance contracting and hospital operations.  At MGH she oversees the Lawrence Center for Quality & Safety and is responsible for high stakes quality and safety measurement and improvement work across a broad range of initiatives. At Partners HealthCare, she chairs the Chief Quality Officers Council.

Dr. Mort is nationally recognized as an expert in Quality and Safety. She conducts research and presents nationally on these topics. She has held leadership roles on regional, state and national committees. She was on the AHA panel on Healthcare Acquired Conditions. She co-chaired the Mass Medical Society’s committee on the quality of medical practice.  Dr. Mort has been a member of the NCQA’s Women’s Health Measurement Advisory Panel and the NQF Steering Committee for Additional Priorities for Acute Hospital Quality Measures among others. Dr. Mort also served on the NQF Expert Panel for Patient Reported Outcome measures, was co-chair of the NQF Expert panel on Measuring Affordability from the Patient’s Perspective, and was a member of the NQF Person and Family Centered Care Steering Committee. She served on the CMS Hospital Quality Stars Leadership Work Group.

Dr. Mort has been listed in Becker’s Hospital Review – 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety annually since 2013.

Dr. Mort completed her residency in primary care internal medicine at MGH followed by a two-year fellowship at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.  She received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan in Health Planning and Administration and Population Planning.  Dr Mort is currently an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Medicine and Health Care Policy at HMS.

Luigino Nascimben, MD, PhD, Director, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr. Nascimben received both his MD and PhD in Clinical Pharmacology from the Universita degli Studi di Padova in Italy. He first joined Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1997 as an Anesthesiology resident, and later went on to complete fellowships in Cardiac Anesthesia and Clinical Anesthesia. In 2008, Dr. Nascimben obtained the position of Director of Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety at Brigham and Women’s, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Dr. Nascimben’s clinical interests are quality and safety in the perioperative setting, cardiac anesthesia, cardiovascular imaging and pharmacology, and heart failure. He is also committed to clinical research and is currently the Principal Investigator of two multicenter clinical studies involving cardiac surgery patients.

Rajesh Patel, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Information Officer for Inpatient Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Patel is Chief Medical Information Officer for Inpatient Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Chief Medical Information Officer for Inpatient Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BMH). I completed my residency training at the University of Michigan in 2013, served as a Chief Resident at the University of Michigan in 2014, and have since practiced General Internal Medicine in the inpatient setting as well as Addiction Medicine in the outpatient setting. As a Chief Medical Information Officer at BWH, I lead information technology (IT) developments in the multiple clinical and operational domains within the hospital and in coordination with.

Madelyn Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Brigham Health

Read more

Madelyn Pearson  is Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at Brigham Health. She has co-led numerous quality and safety initiatives, including implementing a hospital-wide daily safety huddle and hand hygiene improvement initiative. Pearson also guided the institution’s effort to obtain Magnet designation. She previously held positions as regional senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Mount Sinai Health System Downtown Campus in New York and senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Pearson received her doctorate in nursing practice and master of science in nursing from Rutgers University, her master’s in nursing administration from New York University and her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Certified as a nursing executive advanced, Pearson is a program appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program.

Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr. Raja is the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Raja received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, holds MD and MBA degrees from Duke University and, after training in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati, completed a research fellowship at the Center for Evidence-Based Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is board certified in both emergency medicine and clinical informatics, and is appointed to both the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at HMS.  A practicing emergency physician and author of over 200 publications, his federally-funded research focuses on improving the appropriateness of resource utilization in emergency medicine. Dr. Raja is also an expert on the management of critically ill patients in the emergency department and prehospital arenas. He has served as a critical care air transport team commander for the US Air Force, a civilian flight physician, a tactical physician for a number of local, state, and federal agencies, and a physician with MA-1 DMAT.

Hojjat Salmasian, MD, MPH, PhD, Medical Director for Data Science and Analytics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine,  Harvard Medical School

Read more

Dr. Hojjat’s operational role and his research activities are at the intersection of healthcare quality and safety, clinical informatics, health services research, and data science. Dr Salmasian joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2017; prior to that, he worked at the Value Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was a member of the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Dr Salmasian has been an author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and is supported by grant funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as well as the National Institutes of Health. He has also been an invited panelist and numerous national conferences on clinical informatics and health services research.

Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Partners HealthCare

Read more

Dr. Sequist is the Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Partners HealthCare, where he works with the leadership of multiple hospitals and institutions to measure and improve the delivery of health care across the care continuum.  He is a Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, with joint appointments in the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.  Previous to his current role, Dr. Sequist served as a general internist and Director of Research and Clinical Program Evaluation at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health.  Dr. Sequist’s research interests include ambulatory quality measurement and improvement, with a focus on patient and provider education, and the innovative use of health information technology.  Dr. Sequist is particularly interested in health policy issues affecting care for Native Americans and has worked collaboratively with the Indian Health Service to evaluate the provision of care for this population.

Dr. Sequist is a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in New Mexico and is committed to improving Native American health care, serving as the Director of the Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physician Outreach Program with the Indian Health Service.  He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in chemical engineering.  He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and his M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Atul B. Shinagare, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School Staff Radiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute BWH Radiology Quality and Safety Officer Associate Fellowship Director, Cancer Imaging Program

Read more

Dr. Shinagare is Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. After completing fellowship training in in abdominal and cancer imaging as well as medical informatics, he joined as Staff Radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in July 2013. His areas of clinical expertise are genitourinary cancers and oncologic imaging. He is faculty at Center for Evidence-based Imaging and serves as BWH Radiology Quality and Safety Officer with focus on improving the quality of radiology reports and reducing unwarranted variability in reporting of imaging studies.

Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, CPPS Medical Director for Quality, Safety, and Equity, Brigham Health Innovation Scholar, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Read more

Dr. Sivashanker, Medical Director for Quality, Safety, and Equity, Brigham Health, Innovation Scholar, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

In his new role as the Brigham Health Medical Director for Quality, Safety, and Equity, Karthik is working to integrate health equity into the core operations of patient safety, experience, and quality. In partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, he is developing new models to integrate health equity with Just Culture concepts and root cause analyses. He is also leading the development of hospital-wide trainings at Brigham Health focused on addressing unconscious bias and racism in healthcare. He previously completed a Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality and a Fulbright Fellowship in Venezuela studying the vertical transmission of HIV-AIDS in rural mountain communities. He served as an Under Secretary for Health Diffusion of Excellence Gold Fellow to spread his VA innovation work nationwide. He has experience working with vulnerable populations, including with veterans as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist, and children and families at the Justice Resource Institute.

Paula Squires, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Brigham Health

Read more

Paula Squires, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Brigham Health is passionate about ensuring BH is an employer of choice, strengthening the institutions efforts in workforce development and providing excellent service to current and prospective employees. She has extensive experience in human resources in health care settings and a deep understanding of the role that the HR team plays in recruiting, engaging and retaining the right employees. For the past 11 years, Squires served as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Baystate Health, overseeing human resources for the system’s 12,500 employees. Prior to Baystate Health, Squires held positions including vice president of Human Resources at Maine Medical Center and vice president of Human Resources at South Shore Hospital. She also has worked for Harvard Community Health Plan and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Squires earned her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State College and her MBA from Boston University. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources and in senior human resources management. She is committed to her local community and has served on the board for the Martin Luther King Jr., Community Center, for the past nine years, serving five years as chair.

Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD, MBA, CPPS, Director of Clinical and Academic Programs, Patient Safety, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Ulbricht received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Connecticut, Doctorate of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, and Master in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Kate has served as a Senior Attending Clinical Pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at multiple universities since 1996. She founded an international research collaboration providing evidence-based decision support tools promoting patient safety. Her publications include hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and texts. Kate helps propel Brigham and Women’s Hospital Joint Commission/National Patient Safety Goals, transparency, and related educational efforts forward.

Lanny Thorndike, MBA, Managing Director at Congress Asset Management; Brigham and Women’s Hospital Board of Trustees Member; Retired Chair & Managing Partner of Century Capital Management LLC & the Century Funds’

Read more

Lanny Thorndike is Managing Director at Congress Asset Management Company, where he is Portfolio Manager on large and small cap portfolios and co-chairs the SMid Growth Investment Committee.  Lanny is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to Congress, Lanny was Managing Partner and CEO of Century Capital Management (manager of public and private equity portfolios), Chairman of the Century Funds family of mutual funds (including the Portfolio Manager for Century Small Cap Select Fund and Century Shares Trust.) He has more than 27 years of investment experience and has managed equity portfolios for such clients as Vanguard Group, several state pension funds, foundations and endowments. Previously, he was an equity analyst at William Blair and Company, LLC and analyst/portfolio manager at CC&F Asset Management.

In his spare time, Lanny serves on the boards of several organizations including Partners HealthCare, Brigham Health, and the Cotting School, the nation’s first school for children with disabilities.

Kimberly Wheeler, DNP, RN, Peri Procedural Nurse Director Quality and Safety, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Kimberly Wheeler DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR is the Peri-Procedural Nurse Director for Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She has been a perioperative nurse for over 25 years. Kim received her BSN from Pennsylvania State University and began her nursing career at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Kim earned a Masters Degree in Nursing from Salem State University, followed by a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Regis College.  She is an active member of the Association of PeriOperative Nurses (AORN) most recently serving on the Board of Directors. Kim is a peer reviewer for the AORN Journal.

Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Division of Health Policy and Public Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Read more

Dr. Weiner is also the Director of B-CORE: The Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education Program, a hospital-wide, multi-disciplinary project with the goal of reducing opioid-related morbidity and mortality. His research focuses on technological innovations that improve the care of ED patients presenting with pain, including usage and optimization of online prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), as well as improving access to naloxone, the life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication.