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|Lucian Leape, MD|
Lucian Leape, MD, is Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and a health policy analyst whose groundbreaking research has focused on patient safety and the quality of care.
Dr. Leape is internationally recognized as the leader of the patient safety movement, beginning with the publication of his seminal article “Error in Medicine” in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1994. He is one of the founders of the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Error, and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Session on Medical Error.
He was also a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Quality of Care in America Committee, which published To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System in 1999 and Crossing the Quality Chasm in 2001.
In 2007, Dr. Leape was honored by the National Patient Safety Foundation with the founding of the Lucian Leape Institute, a high-level think tank addressing foundational issues of health care safety. He served as the Institute's chair until 2015.