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Leadership Team

Amy Alcantara - Program Manager

Amy is the Program Manager of Performance Improvement for the Office of  the CQO 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.



David Larson - Co-Executive Director

David B. Larson, MD, MBA, is an Associate Professor for Pediatric Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University, where he also serves as the Vice-Chair for Education and Clinical Operations. 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 founder and executive director of Stanford’s Realizing Improvement through Team Empowerment (RITE) program and co-director of the Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) program. He is also the founding physician director of the Improvement Capability Development Program (ICDP) at Stanford Medicine.

Dr. Larson is the Founder and Program Chair for the Radiology Improvement Summit held annually at Stanford, now in its fifth year. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Radiology, overseeing quality and safety, and on the Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology.

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 a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and MD and MBA degrees from Yale University. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Larson practices pediatric radiology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.


Nilushka Melnick - Director of Strategic Programs

Nilushka Melnick is the Director of Strategic Programs for the Office of the Chief Quality Officer at Stanford Health Care.  She is responsible for managing and developing programs that align with Stanford Medicine’s vision from the Integrated Strategic Plan and support the institution’s goal to become the best at getting better.  She oversees the management of and leads the integration and alignment of existing programs like the Improvement Capability Development Program (ICDP) and improvement training programs - Realizing Improvement through Team Empowerment (RITE) and Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) further with emerging programs and efforts such as the Center for Improvement.