Meet the people who support the Center's mission and vision.

Executive Committee

Thomas H. Gallagher, MD

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality & Safety
Executive Director, Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement

Interest Areas: Quality of Care, Patient Safety, Error Disclosure, Accountability, Patient-Centered Care, Ethics, Precision Medicine, Health Policy

Paula Minton-Foltz, MSN, RN

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

Interest Areas: Quality, Patient Safety, Clinical Continuing Education, Re-admissions and Care Transitions.

Anneliese M. Schleyer, MD

Associate Medical Director Hospital Quality and Patient Safety, HMC

Interest Areas: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Frontline Engagement in Quality and Safety, Venous Thromboembolism Prevention and Anticoagulation Safety, Hospital Medicine

Andrew White, MD

Co-Director of Education
Associate Professor of Medicine
UW Medical Center Hospitalist Group Director

Interest Areas: Communication After Adverse Events, Clinican Support After Adverse Events, Informatics, Error Disclosure, Team Communication, Interhospital Transfers, Inpatient Medicine, Electronic Decision Support

Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

Special Senior Advisor

Interest Areas: Inflammatory bowel disease, simulation based training, process of care, and performance improvement

Joshua M Liao, MD, MSc

Director of Value and Systems Science
Associate Medical Director of Contracting and Value Based Care

Interest Areas: Value-Based Care Delivery, Systems and Provider Behavior, Pharmaceutical Drug Policy

Russ Migita, MD

Co-Director of Education
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Interest Areas: Lean Quality Improvement, Implementation Science, Clinical Standardization, Emergency Department Flow, Healthcare Facility Design, Diagnostic Error

Thomas Payne, MD

Co-Director of Research
Professor, Medicine

Interest Areas: Electronic Health Records, Computerized Practitioner Order Entry, Exchange of Health Information, Computerized Clinical Decision Support, Natural Language Processing, Notes in Computer-Based Medical Records, Clinical Computing

Douglas F. Zatick, MD

Co-Director of Research
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Interest Areas: Information Technology, Vulnerable Populations, Trauma, Multiple Chronic Conditions, Care Transitions, Mental Health, Readmissions

Additional Leadership

Tejaswini Dhawale, MD

Communication and Patient Experience Lead
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology

Interest Areas: Inpatient management of leukemia and delivery of immunotherapy, cancer care communication, quality improvement, hospital operations

Nick Meo, MD

Advisor for Quality Improvement Training
Director, GME Quality and Safety, UW
Director, Quality and Safety, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

Interest Areas: Quality Improvement Education and Training, Veteran Health, Patient Safety, Performance Measurement, Inpatient Flow, Hospital Medicine

Somnath Mookherjee, MD

Faculty Development Lead
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Faculty Development Program, Division of General Internal Medicine

Interest Areas: Faculty Development, Clinical Reasoning, Clinical Case Reporting, Physical Examination Education, Quality Improvement Education, Peer Observation and Feedback, Educational Feedback

Rashmi Sharma, MD

Physician Scientist

Interest Areas: Patient-Physician Communication, End-of-Life Care, Disparities, Decision Making