For the second consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has identified Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, as one of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety in the United States. Dr. Ko is Director, American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®), and Director, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care. He also is a colon and rectal surgeon and professor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Robert and Kelly Day Chair in Surgical Outcomes, UCLA; and a research affiliate, RAND Corp.
The 2016 edition of the Becker’s Hospital Review list includes individuals at national organizations, universities, and health care systems who are working to improve patient safety. This fourth edition includes the names of advocates, professors, researchers, administrators, and health care providers who have won awards, published articles, spoken out, and led initiatives to reduce medical injuries and ensure patient safety. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team considered nominations and selected leaders through an editorial review process.