Dr. James P. Bagian will share some of his career experiences, from his diverse "jobs" as astronaut, engineer, doctor, and patient-oriented healthcare delivery expert.
Dr. Bagian is a physician and engineer who currently serves as the Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of Michigan. There he assembles and leads multidisciplinary teams from across the university to employ a systems-based approach to improving the quality, safety, efficiency and value of healthcare provided to patients. He served as first Chief Patient Safety Officer and Founding Director of the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He has also held positions as a NASA physician and astronaut, US Air Force flight surgeon, and engineer at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Navy and Environmental Protection Agency.