M. Michael Shabot, MD, FACS, FCCM, FACMI

Founding Partner
Relia Healthcare Advisors

M. Michael Shabot is a founding partner of Relia Healthcare Advisors, which provides services in the areas of high reliability safety and quality, executive leadership development, organizational culture assessment, medical staff governance and implementation of the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework. Dr. Shabot previously served as executive vice president and system chief clinical officer of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston. Under Dr. Shabot’s leadership, Memorial Hermann embarked on a journey to high reliability safety. In 2016, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital received the Baldrige National Quality Award, and in 2017 and 2018, respectively, Memorial Hermann’s Katy Hospital and Memorial City Medical Center received the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, which is based on the Baldrige award criteria. Dr. Shabot is an adjunct professor at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and UTHealth School of Public Health. He also serves on the Board Quality Committee of the Mercy system in St. Louis. Prior to joining Memorial Hermann, he was employed in multiple roles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. He is co-author of the book Integrating Quality and Strategy in Health Care Organizations, published in August 2012. Dr. Shabot received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is board certified in general surgery and surgery critical care.


Sunday, March 19
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Leading a Culture of Safety Boot Camp: A New Operating Model for High Reliability Quality, Engagement, Efficiency and Growth
Tuesday, March 21
3:15–4:15 p.m.
59H—High Reliability as an Operating Model for Safety, Quality, Leadership and Engagement