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

Executive Committee

Thomas H. Gallagher, MD

Co-Director
Professor of Medicine, Bioethics and Humanities
Director, UW Program in Hospital Medicine


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



Anneliese M. Schleyer, MD

Co-Director
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



Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD

Special Senior Advisor


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



Rosemarie Fernandez, MD

Associate Co-Director of Education
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine


Interest Areas: Team Performance Measurement, Team Adaptability, Team Training, Simulation Design, Simulation-Based Assessment, Resuscitation Team Dynamics



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

Associate 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

Associate Director of Information Technology
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

Associate 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

Adviser 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
Assistant 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



Andrew White, MD

Faculty Advisor for Project Innovation
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