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Leadership Team

Amy Alcantara - Program Coordinator

Amy is the Program/Project Coordinator of Performance Improvement for the Office of  the CMO and the CELT Program for Stanford Health Care (SHC). Prior to Stanford, she worked in healthcare managing and mentoring Volunteers as well as plan health fairs for the Chinese community in San Francisco.  She received her Bachelors degree in Business Marketing from California State University of Long Beach, and from there she found that planning events in healthcare was her passion.   



Bryan Bohman - Co-Executive Director

Bryan Bohman is Chief Medical Officer at University Healthcare Alliance, Associate Chief Medical Officer at Stanford Health Care and Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the Stanford School of Medicine. He also serves as interim director of the Stanford Well MD Center. After two decades in community practice of anesthesiology, he served as SHC Chief of Staff from 2008-2011 before entering his current roles. His primary areas of interest are: clinical quality and safety; performance improvement in the context of a learning healthcare system; the interrelationships between physician wellness/professional fulfillment and healthcare system performance; and population health.



Benjamin Elkins - Administrative Director

Ben Elkins, MPH, is the Director of Performance Improvement for the Office of the CMO for Stanford Health Care (SHC). In that role, he leads a team of improvement consultants that support a variety of initiatives for SHC. Ben is also responsible for building a new program to promote the development of improvement capability of clinical departments within the Stanford School of Medicine. His past work at SHC includes the development of model line clinics within the Cancer Center, a redesign of interdisciplinary rounds for General Medicine inpatients, readmissions reduction for Heart Failure patients, and post-operative variation reduction for Cardiac Surgery patients. Ben holds a Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Healthcare Management from Yale University.


David Larson - Co-Executive Director

David B. Larson, MD, MBA, is the Vice Chair of Education and Clinical Operations in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. He is a national thought leader in radiology quality improvement and patient safety, and a regular speaker regarding topics ranging from pediatric CT radiation dose optimization to radiologist peer review. He is the executive director of Stanford’s Realizing Improvement through Team Empowerment (RITE) program and co-director of the Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) program.


Prior to his position at Stanford, Dr. Larson was the Janet L. Strife Chair for Quality and Safety in Radiology and a faculty member of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds MD and MBA degrees from Yale University and completed his training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Larson is a pediatric radiologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and lives with his wife, Tara, and four children in Los Altos, California.