Experts
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Quality Improvement
    Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality at Johns Hopkins
    Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality at Johns Hopkins
    • Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management at The Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician who is dedicated to finding ways to make hospitals and healthcare safer for patients. In June 2011, he was named director of the new Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins, as well as Johns Hopkins Medicine’s senior vice president for patient safety and quality. Dr. Pronovost has developed a scientifically proven method for reducing the deadly infections associated with central line catheters. His simple but effective checklist protocol virtually eliminated these infections across the state of Michigan, saving 1,500 lives and $100 million annually. These results have been sustained for more than three years. Moreover, the checklist protocol is now being implemented across the United States, state by state, and in several other countries. The New Yorker magazine says that Dr. Pronovost’s “work has already saved more lives than that of any laboratory scientist in the past decade.” Pronovost has chronicled his work to improve patient safety in his book, Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out. In addition, he has written more than 400 articles and chapters related to patient safety and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts. He serves in an advisory capacity to the World Health Organization's World Alliance for Patient Safety. Dr. Pronovost has earned several national awards, including the 2004 John Eisenberg Patient Safety Research Award and a coveted MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, known popularly as the “genius grant.” He was named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 “most influential people” for his work in patient safety. He regularly addresses Congress on the importance of patient safety, prompting a report by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform strongly endorsing his intensive care unit infection prevention program. Dr. Pronovost previously headed Johns Hopkins’ Quality and Safety Research Group and was medical director of Hopkins’ Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care. Both groups, as well as other partners throughout the university and health system, have been folded into the Armstrong Institute.
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • Quality Improvement
    Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    • Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital
    Don Goldmann, MD, works both internally and externally to deepen the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) profile, credibility, and influence in health care and health promotion, with a focus on harvesting expertise, knowledge, and innovation from the field while forging relationships that further IHI’s strategic aims and reach. He works to strengthen IHI’s relationships with key allies and partners, including professional and academic societies and membership organizations, so that IHI can continually monitor the rapidly changing environment and foster relationships that give programs maximum leverage. Dr. Goldmann’s career in clinical infectious diseases and epidemiology (with a focus on hospital-acquired infections) spans more than three decades. He remains on the infectious diseases clinical staff at Boston Children’s Hospital, and he is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health. He co-directs a Harvard-wide T32 pediatric health services research training program. Dr. Goldmann currently serves on the boards of the National Public Health and Hospital Institute and Academy Health. @DAGoldmann Chief Medical and Scientific Officer @theIHI, professor @harvardmed and @HarvardHSPH, board member @AcademyHealth and @OurHospitals
    • Anesthesiology
    • Medical Education
    • Quality Improvement
    Director of Medical Education Outcomes & Research at UAB
    Director of Medical Education Outcomes & Research at UAB
    Dr. Riesenberg is a full-time Medical Educator, who works exclusively for the Anesthesiology residency program. As Director of Medical Education Outcomes and Research, Dr. Riesenberg’s role involves medical education curricular innovations, evaluation methods, faculty development, improving patient safety and quality through Graduate Medical Education, learning styles assessment and individualized learning plans coaching, scientific writing and publication, and medical education outcomes research. In addition, she is responsible for the Anesthesiology Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program, which provides residents the opportunity to become leaders in health care through enhanced educational tracks. The UAB Department of Anesthesiology is committed to providing excellent clinical training, as well as providing opportunities for residents to develop unique skills that will allow them to become leaders in health care. Our innovative leadership tracks are designed to nurture leadership, communication, and administrative expertise and include certificate and Master’s degree options for selected residents.
    • Otolaryngology
    • Quality Improvement
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Endoscopic and skull-base surgery
    • Allergy management and treatment
    • Clinical outcomes research
    Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Member of Global Genes
    Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Member of Global Genes
    • Physician/Surgeon at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Ayesha is a Board Certified ENT surgeon with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She recently completed her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the Sloan Fellows Program - a program focused on innovation and global leadership. Ayesha is a systems thinker and a healthcare innovation enthusiast. While at Sloan, Ayesha joined MIT H@cking Medicine to help promote disruptive thinking in healthcare. Prior to Sloan, Ayesha served on several Boards for medical organizations, performed cutting edge basic science and clinical research in the areas of inflammation and mucociliary clearance. She is a Medical & Scientific Board Member of Global Genes. As a practicing clinician, understands the healthcare change process and the need to foster cross-disciplinary engagement. She is involved with an innovative venture -Collective Healthtech - that is innovating the way hospitals collaborate on a global level. Ayesha is deeply committed to her passion of promoting girls to study scientific fields as well as technology and engineering. During her time at MIT, she engaged in several educational technology initiatives including a project in Peter Senge's Leadership Lab at MIT Sloan. Through this, she was part of a project at Porto Seguro School in Sao Paulo, Brazil that worked on the integration of technology in education using a systems thinking approach to encourage student-centered learning. @ayeshakhalidmd @mithackmed