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, the ASC Survey, and the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. In 2020, Leapfrog convened the Patient and Family Caregiver Expert Panel to help ensure measures in use are both meaningful and actionable to patients, families, and caregivers and to help Leapfrog proactively identify new domains and performance measures for the Surveys that reflect patient and family caregiver priorities.
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

Bar Code Medication Administration Expert Panel

Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (Chair)
Anne Bane, RN, MSN, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Valerie Gooder, PhD, RN, Weber State University
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

Complex Surgery Expert Panel

Justin Dimick, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Health System (Chair)
Michael Belkin, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Daniel J. Boffa, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Andrew Ibrahim, MD, MSc, University of Michigan
David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center​ 
Richard Shemin, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Scott Steele, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS, University of Michigan

Computerized Physician Order Entry Expert Panel

Joanna Abraham, PhD, Washington University
David Bates, MD, MSc, 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

Diagnostic Excellence Expert Panel

Robert El‐Kareh, MD, MPH, MS, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Kelly Gleason, PhD, RN, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Kenneth Michelson, MD, MPH, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Vinita Parkash, MBBS, MPH, Yale University School of Medicine
Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School

Hand Hygiene Expert Panel

Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP, FSHEA, FIDSA, Virginia Commonwealth University
John Boyce, MD, Boyce Consulting LLC
Emily Landon, MD, University of Chicago Medicine​
Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC, Columbia School of Nursing

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

Maternity Care Expert Panel

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

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
Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Danielle Olds, MPH, PhD, RN, CIC, University of Kansas
Amy Stimpfel, PhD, MS, BSN, New York University

Outpatient Surgery Expert Panel

Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, Association of perioperative Registered Nurses​
Lisa Ishii, MD, MHS, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Oliver D. Schein, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medicine​
Tracey L. Stierer, MD, FAASM, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, University of California San Francisco​
Lee A. Fleisher, MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Former CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

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

Patient and Family Caregiver Expert Panel

Martin Hatlie (co-Chair)
Susan Sheridan (co-Chair)
Rosie Bartel
Steven Coffee
Desiree Collins Bradley
Steven Faust
Carole Hemmelgarn
John James
Armando Nahum
Beth Daley Ullem

Safety Grade Expert Panel

David Bates, M.D., Harvard University
Kathy McDonald, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Matthew D McHugh, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., R.N., C.R.N.P., F.A.A.N., University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Arnold Milstein, M.D., M.P.H., Stanford University

Doris Peter, PhD, Consultant

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.C.M., University Hospitals 
Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, Davis
Sara Singer, Ph.D., Stanford University
Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., CAPT U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tim Vogus, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


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