Allen Kachalia, MD, JD
Allen Kachalia, MD, JD, will be appointed Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality for Johns Hopkins Medicine, starting December 1.
During his nearly 20-year career in medicine, Dr. Kachalia has served in a variety of key roles, including leadership positions. Currently he is Chief Quality Officer and Vice President for Quality and Safety at Brigham Health in Boston, where he provides oversight for inpatient and ambulatory quality, safety, patient experience, risk management, clinical compliance, and biomedical engineering.
As Director of the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Dr. Kachalia will direct academic and scholarly efforts of the Institute and support Johns Hopkins’ patient safety and quality efforts. As senior Vice President, Dr. Kachalia will oversee patient safety and quality initiatives across Johns Hopkins Medicine aimed at ending preventable harm, improving clinical outcomes and patient experience, and reducing waste in health-care delivery.
“I am thrilled to take on these new roles, which come with many important responsibilities addressing some of the biggest challenges facing health care and academic medical centers today,” Dr. Kachalia commented. “I look forward to bringing a fusion of my academic and operational experience to help advance John Hopkins Medicine’s goals to deliver the best patient care possible to all.” ■