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Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM

Peter J. Pronovost

Dr. Pronovost is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician and a professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, and Health Policy Management. He is Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality and Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

A world-renowned patient safety champion, Dr. Pronovost has developed a scientifically proven method for reducing deadly infections associated with central line catheters. His simple effective checklist protocol virtually eliminated these infections saving 1,500 lives and $100 million annually across the State of Michigan. The checklist protocol is now being implemented across the United States, state by state, and helped reduce these infections by 60%.

Peter has chronicled his work in his new book, Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out. In addition, he has also published more than 400 articles related to patient safety and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts.

The winner of several national awards, including the 2004 John Eisenberg Patient Safety Research Award, and a coveted MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, known popularly as the “genius grant”. Peter was named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 “most influential people”.