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Brook Watts, MD, MS, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, MetroHealth, Cleveland, OH

Brook Watts

Dr. Watts joined The MetroHealth System executive leadership team in January, 2018 as Vice President and Chief Quality Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for quality, safety, and patient experience throughout The MetroHealth System. She is Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

Dr. Watts completed her MD at The University of Alabama, her Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at The University of Michigan, advanced training in quality improvement through the Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars Fellowship, and a master’s degree in Health Policy from Case Western Reserve University.

She was formerly Chief Quality Officer at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Senior Advisor for Health Informatics for the VA National Office. She is a member of the editorial board for the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, has served as principal investigator on numerous grants, and has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in quality and safety.

She participates in a variety of community activities, including the Board of Trustees of MedWish, a non-profit that repurposes medical supplies to provide humanitarian aid around the world. She is also the proud “Chief Operating Officer” of the Watts-Stephany family, which, along with her physician husband, includes managing the many sports activities and engagements of 3 children ages 13, 12, and 10 (and a dog!).

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