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International Academy of
Quality and Safety (IAQS)

ISQua has established The International Academy of Quality & Safety (IAQS) to recognise distinguished individuals who have made a significant contribution in the field of Quality and Safety in Healthcare. The Academy recognises excellence of leadership within research, academia or service delivery in quality and safety in healthcare. Membership of the Academy is one of the highest honours that an individual working in this area can receive.


The 35 founding members of the IAQS were nominated and then elected by ISQua Experts and the Board in June 2018.


Membership of the Academy is for life.


Prof David Bates, President of ISQua from 2013-2015, will lead the Academy.

Academy Members

  • Rajesh Aggarwal, Professor of Surgery and Senior Vice President for Strategic Business Development and Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
  • Emmanuel Aiyenigba, Improvement Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, IHI
  • Ahmed Salim Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director, Regional Office Eastern Mediterranean, Oman
  • René Amalberti, Senior Advisor, Haute Authorité de Santé (HAS), France
  • Hugo Eduardo Arce, Physician, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • G Ross Baker, Professor and Program Lead, University of Toronto Master of Science in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Canada
  • Bruce Barraclough AO, Chair, Clinical Risk, Safety and Quality Sub-Committee, of MQ Health Board, Sydney. Associate Dean (Clinical Strategy) University of Western Sydney Medical School, Australia
  • Paul Batalden, Emeritus Professor, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, USA
  • David Bates, Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Information Systems, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Chief Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA
  • Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, USA
  • Asaf Bitton, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs, USA
  • Jeffrey Braithwaite, Founding Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Australia
  • Mark William Brandon, Chief Quality Officer and Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer, Estia Health, Australia
  • Gilbert Benjamin Buckle, Public Health Physician/Consultant Health Systems Strengthening, Ghana
  • Pascale Carayon, Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality, Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Mohambry Nadasen Chetty, Chair, Independent Practitioners Association Foundation, South Africa
  • Enrico Coiera, Professor and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Christine Dennis, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), Australia
  • Mary Dixon-Woods, Director, THIS Instititute, UK
  • Sir Liam Donaldson, Professor of Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Michael Anthony Durkin, Senior Advisor on Patient Safety and Leadership, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio, Director of Quality in Health Care and Patient Safety, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Argentina
  • Glyn Elwyn, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, USA
  • Carsten Engel, Deputy Chief Executive, IKAS (Danish Institute for Quality and Accreditation in Healthcare), Denmark
  • Tejal Gandhi, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer, Press Ganey Associates, USA
  • Boel Andersson Gäre, Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Carlos Hiran Goes De Souza, MD, MPH, MBA; VP, CEO AACI Portugal & Brazil
  • Michael William Gorton AM, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Australia
  • David Greenfield, Director, Australian Institute of Health Service Management, Australia
  • Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Services, Nuffield Departement of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
  • Elma Heidemann, Healthcare Consultant, Former CEO of Accreditation Canada, Canada
  • John Helfrick, Senior Consultant for Partners Healthcare International, USA
  • Clifford Frederick Hughes, Professor of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Yuichi Imanaka, Professor and Head, Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Brian William Johnston, Health and Social Care Services Consultant, Australia
  • Vahé A Kazandjian, Advisor and Lecturer in Quality and Safety of Care, The American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia 
  • Niek Klazinga, Senior Policy Advisor and Lead of Work on Quality of Care, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Netherlands
  • Janne Lehmann Knudsen, Danish Safety Authority, Denmark
  • Uma Kotagal, Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
  • Basia Kutryba, Senior Advisor, National Centre for Quality Assessment in Healthcare, Ministry of Health, Poland
  • Lucian Leape, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
  • Sheila Leatherman, Professor, University of North Carolina , Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA
  • Weimin Li, President, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
  • Andrew Likaka, Director, Quality Management and Digital Health, Ministry of Health, Malawi
  • Tingfang Liu, Professor, Institute for Hospital Management, Tsinghua University, China
  • Ana Marie Malik, Professor, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
  • Peter Margolis, Professor of Pediatrics, Co- Director James. M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence,Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA
  • M. Rashad Massoud, Chief Medical and Quality Officer/ Senior Vice President University Research Co., LLC’s Quality and Performance Institute, Director, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
  • David Mayer, Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, CEO, Patient Safety Movement, USA
  • Takeshi Morimoto, Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Vice-Director, Center for Clinical Research and Education, Japan
  • Fiona Moss, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine, UK
  • David Nash, Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
  • Eugene Nelson, Professor, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, USA
  • Wendy Nicklin, President / Board Chair, ISQua; Board Member Hospice Care Ottawa; Board Member Salus Global; Healthcare Consultant; Former President & CEO Accreditation Canada, Canada.
  • Kim Oates, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney School of Medicine, Australia
  • John Ovretveit, Professor of Health Care Improvement Implementation and Evaluation, The Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Ajibike Oyewumi, Director, Quality and Clinical Programs, Lagoon Hospitals, Nigeria
  • Chris Power, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canada
  • Lloyd Provost, Improvement Advisor, Associates in Process Improvement (API), USA
  • Bhupendra K Rana, Founding CEO, Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI), India
  • Laetitia Rispel, Professor of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Ronen Rozenblum, Director, Unit for Innovative Healthcare Practice & Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Enrique Ruelas, President and CEO, Qualimed, Mexico
  • William Ben Runciman, Chief Investigator, NH&MRC Program, Centre for Research Excellence Grants, Australia
  • Odet Sarabia González, Chief of Quality at Petroleos Mexicanos Health Services and, Vice President of the Mexican Society of Quality in Health Care
  • Eric Schneider, Senior Vice President for Policy and Research, The Commonwealth Fund, USA
  • Charles Shaw, Independent consultant, UK
  • Aziz Sheikh, Professor of Primary Care R&D, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Executive Director and Head, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Africa Region, Ghana
  • Jacqui Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC, South Africa
  • Maria Rosa Sunol Sala, Professor Doctor, President of the Board of Trustees Avedis Donabedian Institute (FAD) – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Kathleen Sutcliffe, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, USA
  • Nana A Y Twum-Danso, Managing Director, Health, The Rockefeller Foundation, USA
  • Shin Ushiro, Professor, Kyushu University Hospital, Japan Council for Quality Health Care, Japan
  • Arati Verma, Senior Vice President, Medical Quality, Max Healthcare, India
  • Charles Vincent, NIHR Senior Investigator, Emeritus Professor Clinical Research, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Johanna Westbrook, Director, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Australia
  • Albert Wu, Professor and Director, Center for Health Services Outcomes and Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
  • Jennifer Zelmer, President, Azimuth Health Group, Canada
  • Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director-General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center, Israel

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