Executive Director, Center for Health System Innovation; Professor of Anesthesiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Dr. Carol Peden MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, FFMLM, MPH is Executive Director of the Center for Health System Innovation and a Professor of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.  She is Vice Chair for Performance Improvement of the Perioperative Brain Health Initiative.  Dr. Peden has designed and lead quality improvement projects around the world and is a Fellow and Faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).  In 2016 she was named “Public Health Innovator of the Year” by Harvard School of Public Health for her work using quality improvement to improve outcomes for high risk surgical patients.   Her research interests include innovation in healthcare, perioperative medicine, patient and person-centered care and patient safety. She is dually accredited in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.  She gained her medical degree and research doctorate in medicine at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, and has an MPH from Harvard.