Mark Chassin | 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety 2016

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Mark R. Chassin, MD. President and CEO of the Joint Commission.

In his role at the Joint Commission, Dr. Chassin monitors the activities of the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting organization in healthcare. Earlier in his career, Dr. Chassin practiced emergency medicine for 12 years. While at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, Dr. Chassin built a renowned quality improvement program. The goal of the program was to achieve significant improvements in every facet of care quality, including safety, clinical outcomes, the experiences of patients and families and the working atmosphere of caregivers. He has been honored with a Founders' Award from the American College of Medical Quality and the Ellwood Individual Award from the Foundation for Accountability.

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