May 1 May 1
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday Wed
Y2E2 - Room #300

Featured Talk: Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH

Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, IHI; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

"Where we have been and where we need to go in protecting hospital patients from harmful bedside care"

Speaker Bio

Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, is Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), where she leads IHI programs focusing on improving patient and workforce safety. Dr. Gandhi was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) from 2013 until 2017, when NPSF merged with IHI. She continues to serve as President of the Lucian Leape Institute, a think tank founded by NPSF that now operates within the IHI Safety portfolio. She is a board member of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety, which administers the Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential. Dr. Gandhi was formerly the Executive Director of Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Partners HealthCare. In these roles, she led the efforts to standardize and implement patient safety best practices across hospitals and health systems.

Throughout her career, Dr. Gandhi has been committed to educating other clinicians on the topic of patient safety. She has been an invited speaker for numerous organizations, has mentored physicians in post-doctoral study, and has frequently served on national and regional committees and boards. She was included in Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (2014– 2018); the magazine’s list of Top 25 Women in Healthcare (2015, 2017) and the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders (2015–2018). Dr. Gandhi’s research interests focus on patient safety and reducing error using information systems. In 2009, she received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for her contributions to understanding the epidemiology and possible prevention strategies for medical errors in the outpatient setting. Dr. Gandhi is Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. She received her MD and MPH from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Duke University Medical Center. Her undergraduate training at Cornell University was in biochemistry


Y2E2 - Room #300
473 Via Ortega
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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Y2E2 - Room #300

473 Via Ortega
Palo Alto CA, 94305
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