Sanaz Massoumi, PhD

Chief Operating Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Dr. Sanaz Massoumi is the Chief Operating Officer of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. She draws on her unique expertise to work with healthcare leaders, policymakers, innovators, patient safety partners, and patients to advance patient safety around the world.

Previously, Dr. Massoumi served as the Director of Patient Safety and Regulatory and Patient Safety Officer at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles, overseeing Keck and Norris hospitals. Prior to that, she held positions that involved integrating technology and healthcare. She served as the Senior Director of Performance Excellence at Tagnos, a high-tech healthcare startup, and worked for the Quality Assurance department of Broadcom Corporation, a major infrastructure technology leader. In these roles, Dr. Massoumi honed her skills in utilizing qualitative methods as well as statistical analysis techniques for analyzing the outcome of care, improving and enhancing health systems and processes, incorporating high-reliability principles, integrating patient safety initiatives, providing methodical continuous improvement solutions, optimizing care processes, and creating innovative root cause analysis techniques.

Dr. Massoumi received her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. While working on her Ph.D., she was a lead researcher in the fields of high reliability principles, patient safety, performance analysis, quality of care, outcome measures, and care coordination while collaborating extensively with Keck and Los Angeles County hospitals.

Inspired by the many accomplished and caring patient safety experts she’s encountered throughout her education and career, Dr. Massoumi is committed to leveraging her knowledge and experience to bring necessary and positive changes to benefit patients worldwide.