Patient Safety

Charles Bosk

Charles L. Bosk is professor of sociology and anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of The Hastings Center and in 2013 was recipient of the Leo G. Reeder Award from Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association for distinguished contributions to Medical Sociology. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2013.

David Gaba

David Gaba is a professor of anesthesia and associate dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning at the Stanford School of Medicine, as well as a CHP/PCOR fellow. He is interested in a wide variety of topics related to patient safety, including high-fidelity patient simulation; the effects of fatigue on clinicians' performance; and organizational learning through adverse-event reporting and analysis.

Lucian Leape

Lucian L. Leape is an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and a health policy analyst whose research has focused on error prevention and appropriateness of care. Prior to joining Harvard, he was professorof surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and chief of pediatric surgery at the New England Medical Center. He has been a leading advocate of a non-punitive, systems-based approach to preventing medical errors and has led several studies of adverse drug events and their underlying systems failures.

Michael Millenson

Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors, is a nationally recognized expert on patient empowerment, e-health and quality improvement. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and holds an adjunct appointment as The Mervin Shalowitz, M.D. Visiting Scholar in the Health Industry Management Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. National Public Radio called Millenson "in the vanguard of the movement" to measure and improve the quality of medical care.