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

Outpatient Surgery Expert Panel

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

Lee A. Fleisher, MD, (Liaison), Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Penn 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

Joanna Abraham, PhD, Washington University
David Bates, MD, Harvard University
David Classen, MD, The University of Utah
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
Janet Glowicz, PhD, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Emily Landon, MD, University of Chicago Medicine​
Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC, Columbia School of Nursing
Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Nursing Workforce Expert Panel

Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Arizona State University
Eileen Lake, PhD, MSN, MA, BSN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania
Matthew McHugh, PhD, RN, JD, MPH, CRNP, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania
Danielle Olds, MPH, PhD, RN, CIC, University of Kansas
Amy Stimpfel, PhD, RN, New York University

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
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 Maryland 
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center​ 
Jenna Romano, MD, University of Michigan 
Richard Shemin, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, University of Michigan
Scott Steele, MD, Cleveland Clinic

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, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine​
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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