50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
President and CEO,
National Patient Safety Foundation
Dr. Tejal Gandhi, president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation, has focused her work on the use of information systems to reduce medical mistakes and the implementation of patient-safety programs in healthcare settings. As head of the foundation since July 2013, she has received accolades for efforts to address the safety concerns in outpatient settings. Gandhi, 46, is a board-certified internist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is proud of how far the patient-safety field has come, but says: "Our vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm." Hearing from patients and those in the field about what's working and what's not "is really essential to moving forward," she says.