Brent Ibata, PhD, JD, FACHE, CPHQ, HACP
Brent Ibata is an expert in the intersection of people, process and technological innovations, including the use of design thinking to drive empathy-based healthcare innovations. Dr. Ibata is a graduate of The Second City Training Center and has taught improvisational theater for The Second City, Columbia College and Stagedoor Manor. More recently, he has guest lectured for graduate courses in creativity for the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, and he teaches an online graduate course in healthcare innovation for Northeastern University. Dr. Ibata is an expert in the built environment and is the author of a book on public health law and the built environment. He is a Mensan and a registered patent agent. Dr. Ibata has established multiple world-class centers of innovation, including the Saint Louis University Advanced Neurosurgical Innovation Center that was founded in 2008 with a $5.3 million dollar grant written by Dr. Ibata. In 2019, he received an Alumni Merit Award from Saint Louis University for his lifetime achievements in healthcare innovation and social justice. He has been the mentor and coach of dozens of performance and quality improvement initiatives bridging volume-based with value-based healthcare delivery to achieve zero events of preventable harm with a strategic balance of people, process and technological innovations. Dr. Ibata is a lifelong teacher and learner who still carries and believes in a fortune from his early career that reads, “One learns most from teaching others.” Dr. Ibata is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.