Dr. Kedar Mate
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHI, which works to improve patient safety and quality of care in 42 countries, has been led by Mate since 2020. This year, IHI and the American Medical Association launched a broad-based coalition to advance patient care and reduce bias. The Rise to Health coalition will include health systems, individual providers, insurance companies, professional societies, drugmakers and others that will use quality improvement methods and safety tools to address equity issues, Mate has said. IHI recently announced that 2023 has seen the fastest growth of its Certified Professional in Patient Safety credentialing program since it began in 2012; 6,000 healthcare professionals have earned the designation. Mate was IHI’s chief innovation and education officer before his promotion to the top job. Before joining IHI, he worked at Partners In Health, the World Health Organization and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.