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Dr. Niraj Sehgal is a Professor of Medicine, Chief Medical Officer for Stanford Healthcare, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine. His clinical practice is focused in hospital medicine, while his academic career has been focused on leading initiatives that foster interprofessional teamwork/communication, promote a culture for learning/improvement, and cultivate workforce development as key strategies to deliver outstanding patient outcomes. He’s also worked to establish and influence the role of quality and safety as an academic endeavor. Prior to returning to Stanford in September 2020, Niraj spent 16 years at UCSF where he held several leadership roles that included directing a medical service, leading a faculty development program, directing physician leadership programs, and serving as the first Associate Chair for Quality & Safety within an academic department. His final role was as UCSF Health’s inaugural Chief Quality Officer where he worked to further align and improve the care delivery system. Niraj is also a passionate teacher and mentor who was inducted into UCSF's Academy of Medical Educators in 2009.
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, Teamwork & Communication, LeadershipDevelopment, Organizational Culture & Change