A Letter from our Co-Executive Directors


Dear Colleagues,

As members of Stanford Medicine, we experience the increasing complexity of the healthcare delivery system. High quality care consists of more than clinician-patient interactions and relies on the integration of multiple systems and care teams working in unison to optimize patient outcomes. 

With this philosophy in mind, the CELT and RITE programs were developed to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to lead current and future clinical improvement initiatives across the Stanford Medicine enterprise and to transform our clinical culture. The Value Improvement tools, techniques, and terminology embedded in this course will empower our community to improve long standing issues together. The program has been successful in facilitating the completion of over 50 complex healthcare projects and educating over 100 physicians, nurses, administrative leaders, hospital  staff, and even patient volunteers in improvement methodology and tools.

For those of you who have tirelessly committed time and energy to the success of this program, we thank you. For the many of you who are new, we welcome you and encourage you to embrace your seat at the table – this is your chance to bring about meaningful change in your department.


Bryan Bohman, MD

Co-Executive Director, CELT
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Workforce Health & Wellness
Senior Advisor, Well MD Center
Clincal Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford Health Care, Stanford University School of Medicine  

David Larson, MD, MBA

Co-Executive Director, CELT/RITE
Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology
Vice Chair of Education and Clinical Operations
Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine 

Laurice Yang, MD, MHA

Co-Executive Director, CELT/RITE
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine