Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM

Dr. Pronovost is a world-renowned patient safety champion, innovator, critical care physician, researcher (publishing over 1000 peer review publications), entrepreneur (founding two health care startups that were acquired), and a global thought leader, informing US and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008.

Dr. Pronovost currently serves as University Health’s Chief Quality & Clinical Transformation Officer, a role in which he is charged with fostering ideation and implementation for new protocols to eliminate defects in value and thereby enhance quality of care. Previously, Dr. Pronovost served as the Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine as well as the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. In this role, he worked to eliminate all harms in one health system following on his success in eliminating one harm in most health systems across the U.S. Dr. Pronovost also served as the Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy and the Chief Medical officer for UnitedHealthcare.