Dr. Tejal Gandhi
Dr. Tejal Gandhi is President of the National Patient Safety Foundation, www.npsf.org, and the Lucian Leape Institute. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Duke University Medical Center. She’s a board certified internist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her career includes Executive Director of Quality and Safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Partners Healthcare, and serving on the Joint Commission Medication Safety Expert Panel, the National Quality Foundation’s Clinical Decision Support Expert Panel, and the ONC’s Health IT Policy Committee’s Safety Task Force. In 2009, she received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for her contributions to the epidemiology and possible prevention strategies for medical errors in outpatient care. In 2014 she was included in Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.