Joe Kiani Appointed to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Congratulations, Joe Kiani, on this well-deserved recognition!


We are excited to share the news that Joe Kiani, founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, has been appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

President Joe Biden’s appointment of Joe Kiani to PCAST recognizes Kiani’s lifelong commitment to patient safety and accomplishments in the safety technology field.

Joe Kiani’s concern about patient safety, together with his technological vision, has resulted in many successful accomplishments. In 2012, he created the Patient Safety Movement Foundation with the goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020.

When Joe Kiani founded PSMF in 2012, there was poor recognition of this serious problem, and very little data on the topic. Under Joe Kiani’s leadership, the PSMF achieved significant reduction in this preventable loss of life. Today, the goal has become larger. The PSMF is now a global organization reaching over 105 countries with the goal of zero preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030. Joe Kiani, with his vision, passion, innovation, and invention has made a tremendous and significant difference by improving health care across the globe, saving patient lives and making health care so much safer.

He now takes the next step by advising the President of the United States. This honor is well deserved, and we thank you deeply for your service.

Mike Ramsay, M.D.
Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Past President, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Dallas, TX
Chair Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor University Medical Center