Meet the people who provide expert guidance and strategic planning for the Center.

Oversight Committee

Charles E. Alpers, MD

Interim Chair, Pathology


Lisa Brandenburg

Chief Health System Officer


Virginia C. Broudy, MD

Chair, Center Oversight Committee
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine


Mike Crowder, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology


Timothy H. Dellit, MD

Professor, Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
President of UW Physicians


David Reed Flum, MD, MPH

Associate Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine


Barbara Goff, MD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Richard Goss, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center


Karen Murray, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics


Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD

Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
Chair, Department of Surgery


Marcia Rhodes

Director, Health Sciences & UW Medicine Risk Management
Manager, UW Medicine CQIP


William Shuman, MD

Interim Chair, Radiology


Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

Chair, Center Internal Advisory Committee
Professor, Department of Surgery


Thomas O. Staiger, MD

Medical Director, UW Medical Center


Susan A. Stern, MD

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine


Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, MD

Chair, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education


Jurgen Unutzer, MD, MPH, MA

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Douglas Wood, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery


Internal Advisory Members

Lucia Austin, RN, MS, JD

Assistant Administrator, Quality Improvement


Dena Brownstein, MD

Medical Director, Patient Safety
Seattle Children's Hospital


Frederick Chen, MD, MPH

Chief of Family Medicine, Harborview Medical Center


Julie B. Duncan

Director, Center for Clinical Excellence


Christopher W. Head, MBA

Administrator, PI/Transformation of Care
UW Medicine


Byron Joyner, MD

Vice Dean, Graduate Medical Education


Christopher Kim, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Quality and Safety Medical Director, Center for Clinical Excellence


Cindy Sayre, PhD, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, UW Medical Center


Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

Chair, Center Internal Advisory Committee
Professor, Department of Surgery


Shabir Somani

Chief Pharmacy Officer, UW Medicine


Robert Sweet, MD

Executive Director of WISH


Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems