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


Oversight Committee

Charles E. Alpers, MD

Interim Chair, Pathology

William J. Bremner, MD, PhD

Chair, Center Oversight Committee
Chair, Department of Medicine

Mike Crowder, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Timothy H. Dellit, MD

Professor, Medicine
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

David Eschenbach, MD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

David Reed Flum, MD, MPH

Associate Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine

Richard Goss, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center

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

Bruder Stapleton, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Susan A. Stern, MD

Head, 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

Patricia C. Calver

Director, Quality Improvement

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

Darcy Jaffe, MN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Harborview Medical Center
Senior Associate for Patient Care Services, Harborview Medical Center

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