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Physician Patient Safety Leader Named President of National Patient Safety Foundation
Date:5/9/2013

utions to understanding the epidemiology of, and possible prevention strategies for, medical errors in the outpatient setting.

Dr. Gandhi has long served on the NPSF Board of Governors, most recently as vice chair. As president of the organization, she also assumes the role of president of the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF, a think tank made up of national experts who explore new paths to improving patient safety.

“I am very much looking forward to beginning my new role at NPSF,” Dr. Gandhi said. “As a long-time board member of the organization, I am familiar with its history and the great work done in the past. I am committed to continuing that tradition and building upon it for the future. Despite successes, there is still so much work to do to ensure the safest care for all patients.”

Dr. Gandhi is currently associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her MD and MPH degrees from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Duke University Medical Center.

About National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997–to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the work of the National Patient Safety Foundation, please visit: http://www.npsf.org.

About the Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF
The Lucian Leape Institute at NPSF, established in 2007, is charged with defining strategic paths and calls to action for the field of patient safety, offering vision and context for the many efforts under way within health care, and providing the leverage necessary for system-level change. Its membe
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