Tejal Gandhi

Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), President, IHI Lucian Leape Institute

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, leads programs focusing on improving patient and workforce safety. Dr. Gandhi was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation from 2013 until 2017, when NPSF merged with IHI. She continues to serve as President of the Lucian Leape Institute, a think tank founded by NPSF that now operates within the IHI safety portfolio. She also holds an appointment as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gandhi is a prominent advocate for patient safety at the regional, national, and international levels, driving educational and professional certification efforts, and helping to create and spread innovative new safety ideas. She received her MD and MPH from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Duke University Medical Center.


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