The 6th annual Lucian Leape Institute Gala at John F. Kennedy  Library in Boston, MA on September 12, 2013.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS

Chief Clinical Officer and Safety Officer

Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Presient, IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute

Tejal K. Gandhi is chief clinical and safety officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Gandhi was president/CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation from 2013 until 2017, when NPSF merged with IHI. She continues to serve as president of the Lucian Leape Institute, a think tank founded by NPSF that now operates under the IHI patient safety focus area. She also serves as an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gandhi is a prominent advocate for patient safety at the regional, national and international levels. An internist by training, Dr. Gandhi previously served as executive director of quality and safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as chief quality and safety officer at Partners Healthcare. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and trained at Duke University Medical Center.


Tuesday Hot Topic Session 2 – The Power of Patient Partnership to Achieve Safety: Engaging Patients From the Front Line to the Board Room

Presented by Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS, Armando Nahum at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 5th.

In the quest toward zero harm, successful organizations understand it is critical to create effective partnerships between those who provide care and those who receive it. While the responsibility for creating a safer and more patient-centered system lies with healthcare leaders, the perspective of those who experience care at its best and worst provides critical…