Expert Panelists

Under the guidance of the nation’s leading quality and patient safety experts, Leapfrog continually advances its two hospital ratings programs: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Hospital Safety Score. The measures included in these initiatives are predicated on the latest science and harmonized with other national reporting entities.
Leapfrog could not do its work without the dedication of its passionate, volunteer Expert Panelists. We thank them for their work in ensuring that Leapfrog remains the leading independent voice for health care transparency.

Leapfrog Expert Panelists

Computerized Physician Order Entry Expert Panel

David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Brigham and Women's Hospital
David C. Classen, MD, MS, CMIO, Pascal Metrics; Associate Professor of Medicine, The University of Utah

Maternity Care Expert Panel

Jennifer Bailit, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Women and Children Patient Care Unit, MetroHealth Medical Center
Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Vice President of Nursing Research, Education, and Practice, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Jeffrey Ecker, MD, Director, Quality Assurance, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH, Director, Women’s Health Services Research Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 
Holly Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Interim Dean & Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery, Yale School of Nursing
Elliott K. Main, MD, Director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Ann E. Watt, MBA, RHIA, Associate Director, Center for Performance Measurement, Division of Quality Healthcare Evaluation, The Joint Commission 
Reva Winkler, MD, MPH, Senior Director, Performance Measurement, The National Quality Forum

Bar Code Medication Administration Expert Panel

Anne Bane, RN, MSN, Manager, Clinical Systems Innovations, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Jane Dee Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN, Chief Nursing Office, Patient Safety Officer & Vice President for Clinical Services Group, HCA, Inc.
Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, President, National Patient Safety Foundation
Valerie J. Gooder, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Weber State University School of Nursing
Richard J. Holden, PhD, Assistant Professor of BioHealth Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, CPHIMS, RN-BC, Associate Professor and Specialty Track Chair MSN Nursing Informatics and CORE DNP Faculty, The University of Alabama at Birmingham - School of Nursing

Culture of Safety Expert Panel

Sara Singer, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health 
Eric J. Thomas, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Heathcare Quality, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Timothy J. Vogus, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Sallie J. Weaver, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

ICU Physician Staffing Expert Panel

Thomas Bleck, MD, FCCM, Professor of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Medicine, and Anesthesiology, Rush Medical College 
Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
Craig Lilly, MD, FCCM, Vice Chair, Critical Care Operations, UMass Memorial Medical Center 
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, Sr. Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine




Please visit the Hospital Safety Score website to learn about the members of our Hospital Safety Score Blue Ribbon Expert Panel. 


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