Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD

Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, University Hospitals

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, a world-renowned patient safety champion, innovator and critical care physician, serves University Hospitals as its Chief Clinical Transformation Officer. At UH, Dr. Pronovost develops and leads strategic initiatives to improve value across the health system. He is the clinical lead for population health and lead high-reliability medicine, with direct responsibility for the UH employee accountable care organization.

He directs teams that engage UH providers and employees in care models leading to improved outcomes and a healthy workforce while reducing the cost of care. He also leads the growth and adoption of digital health – including telehealth and virtual health – solutions to better serve the patient and provider communities.

Before joining UH, Dr. Pronovost served as Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy and the Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare. Prior to that he served at Johns Hopkins Medicine for 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality and the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

Dr. Pronovost is an advisor to the World Health Organization’s World Alliance for Patient Safety and regularly addresses the U.S. Congress on patient safety issues. He regularly writes columns for the Wall Street Journal and for U.S. News & World Report.