Douglas Salvador, MD, MPH

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SVP & Chief Quality Officer
Baystate Health, Inc.
Springfield, MA

Doug Salvador leads the Department of Healthcare Quality at Baystate Health.  He collaborates with colleagues throughout the system to promote a learning health system, develop strategy for quality and patient safety, and coordinate health care for the community.   Using his training in medicine, engineering, and epidemiology, Dr. Salvador is focused on the redesign of healthcare delivery systems, diagnostic error, undergraduate and postgraduate education of quality and safety, and fostering a culture of patient safety.

A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (Biomedical Engineering) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Salvador trained in infectious diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  He practiced as a hospital epidemiologist after receiving a Masters in Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is an IHI faculty member.