NPSF President Tejal Gandhi Among Most Influential Physician Executives
Monday, April 4, 2016
Others Affiliated with National Patient Safety Foundation Programs Also
Recognized by Modern Healthcare
Boston, MA, April 4, 2016—Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and president of the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, is among the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders, as announced in the April 4 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. This is Dr. Gandhi’s third consecutive appearance on the annual list.
Also on the list this year are Bob Wachter, MD, associate chair, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and a member of the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute; and Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, who is chair of the Institute and a member of the NPSF Board of Directors. Dr. Kaplan has been included on the Modern Healthcare list in 11 of the past 12 years.
Dr. Gandhi has led the Foundation since July 2013, during which time NPSF has seen growth in its programs, notably the annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress and a certification in patient safety.
Dr. Gandhi is widely recognized for her expertise in health information technology as it relates to patient safety, as well as her research contributions to the understanding of patient safety in ambulatory care. She is a frequent invited speaker at national meetings and she serves on a number of committees related to health care safety.
The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, founded in 2007 and composed of national thought leaders, is the Foundation’s think tank, providing strategic vision to the patient safety agenda. Named for and chaired by Dr. Lucian Leape, a founder of the modern patient safety movement, the Institute has published a number of influential reports, most recently on the need for greater transparency in health care as a means to improve patient and worker safety. Drs. Wachter and Kaplan led the Institute’s initiative on transparency.
Since 2005, Modern Healthcare has compiled this annual list to recognize physician executives considered by their peers and an expert panel to be “the most influential, in terms of leadership and impact.” From a pool of hundreds nominated, 150 were chosen as finalists based on reader input. The final 50 were selected in part on public voting and in part on the magazine editors’ determination. According to Modern Healthcare, more than 27,000 votes were cast this year.
See Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.