Expert Panelists

Under the guidance of the nation’s leading quality and patient safety experts, Leapfrog continually advances its two health care ratings programs: the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. In 2019, Leapfrog will expand its ratings to include ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospital outpatient surgery departments. The measures included in these initiatives are predicated on the latest science and harmonized with other national reporting entities.
Leapfrog could not do its work without the dedication of its passionate, volunteer Expert Panelists. We thank them for their work in ensuring that Leapfrog remains the leading independent voice for health care transparency.

Leapfrog Expert Panelists

Ambulatory Surgery Center Expert Panel

Lee A. Fleisher, MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Lynn J. Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FNAP, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, University of California San Francisco
Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Adolph J. Yates Jr., MD, University of Pittsburgh
Oliver D. Schein, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Bar Code Medication Administration Expert Panel

Anne Bane, RN, MSN, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Valerie Gooder, PhD, RN, Weber State University
Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Eric Poon, MD, MPH, Duke University School of Medicine
Connie L. Saltsman, PharmD, MBA, CPHIMS, SHIMSS, HCA Healthcare
Marisa Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN, The University of Alabama at Birmingham - School of Nursing

Computerized Physician Order Entry Expert Panel

David Bates, M.D., Harvard University
David Classen, M.D., The University of Utah
Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Christopher Longhurst, MD, UC San Diego Health
Diane Seger, RPh, Partners HealthCare System

Culture of Safety Expert Panel

Sara Singer, MBA, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine 
Eric J. Thomas, MD, MPH, FACP, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Timothy Vogus, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Hand Hygiene Expert Panel

John Boyce, MD, Boyce Consulting LLC
Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC, Columbia School of Nursing
Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Janet Glowicz, PhD, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Emily Landon, MD, University of Chicago Medicine

ICU Physician Staffing Expert Panel

Thomas Bleck, MD, FCCM, Northwestern University 
Meeta Prasad Kerlin, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania 
Craig Lilly, MD, FCCM, UMass Memorial Medical Center 

Inpatient Surgery Expert Panel

Michael Belkin, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Conor Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FACS, FRCSI, FASCRS, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine
Justin Dimick, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Health System
Andrew Ibrahim, MD, MSc, University of Michigan
David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Christine Lau, MD, University of Virginia
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Richard Shemin, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, University of Michigan

Maternity Care Expert Panel

Jennifer Bailit, MD, MPH, MetroHealth Medical Center
Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement
Jeffrey Ecker, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Holly Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Yale University School of Nursing
Elliott Main, MD, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Pediatric Care Expert Panel

Denise Dougherty, PhD, Independent Consultant

Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, University of Washington

Sara Toomey, MD, MPH, MPhil, MSc, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Please visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website to learn about the members of our Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Blue Ribbon Expert Panel. 


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