Ronald Wyatt MD, MHA

Vice-President and Patient Safety Officer of MCIC Vermont

Dr. Ronald Wyatt joined MCIC Vermont in January 2020 as the Vice-President and Patient Safety Officer.

Prior to joining MCIC Vermont, Dr. Wyatt was formerly Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at Cook County Health, one of the largest public health systems in the United States. He also served as Chief of Patient Safety and Quality for the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha Qatar. Dr. Wyatt was the first Patient Safety Officer at the Joint Commission and in that role contributed to National Patient Safety Goals.

Dr. Wyatt is an internationally known patient safety and health equity subject matter expert.

He Co-chairs the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Equity Advisory Group and is faculty for the IHI Pursuing Equity Initiative.

Dr. Wyatt is a member of the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review committee (CLER) as well as faculty on the ACGME Disparity Collaborative.

The ACGME Disparity Collaborative has been underway for two years. It includes eight training programs and the focus includes health disparity, healthcare equity, implicit bias, racism in healthcare and cultural humility.

He also serves on several boards including the IHI Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), the Society to Prevent Diagnostic Error (SIDM) and the Consumers Advocating for Patient Safety (CAPS).

Dr. Wyatt is a credentialed course instructor in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama Birmingham, teaching a graduate course in health policy with a focus on safety and quality.

Dr. Wyatt is a graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, was chief resident in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and holds an master’s (executive program) in health administration degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Health Professions. He was a 2009-2010 Merck Fellow at IHI.