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

Oversight Committee

Barbara Jung, MD

Chair, Center Oversight Committee
Chair, Department of Medicine

Charles E. Alpers, MD

Interim Chair, Pathology

Lisa Brandenburg

Chief Health System Officer

Mike Crowder, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Timothy H. Dellit, MD

Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
President, UW Physicians

Barbara Goff, MD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Richard Goss, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center

Marcia Rhodes

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

Dushyant Sahani, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology

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

Leslie R. Walker-Harding, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Douglas Wood, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery

Internal Advisory Committee

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Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

Chair, Center Internal Advisory Committee
Special Senior Advisor
Professor, Department of Surgery

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

Trish Kritek, MD

Associate Dean for Faculty Development, School of Medicine

Katie Colleen A. Maletich, MBA, BSN, RN

Director, Quality and Safety, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Cindy Sayre, PhD, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, UW Medical Center

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