Karen Cosby, MD, FACEP, CPPS

Program Director
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

Karen Cosby, MD, FACEP, CPPS has practiced and taught emergency medicine for 30 years. As Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rush University and senior emergency physician at Cook County Hospital, she led departmental and hospital wide Quality and Oversite divisions and focused her academic work on better understanding medical error to find system solutions to improve patient safety. In her current position as a Program Director for the Moore Foundation’s Diagnostic Excellence Initiative, she leads work to develop clinical quality measures for diagnosis. She is a longstanding member of SIDM and helped originate and lead the SIDM fellowship program. She has collaborated to produce two books, Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine and Diagnosis: Interpreting the Shadows.