Carol Peden, M.D.
Director, Center for Health System Innovation, University of Southern California
Professor of Anesthesiology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 • 8:45 AM–10:00 AM
Dr. Carol Peden MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, MPH is Executive Director of the Center for Heath System Innovation and a Professor of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She has a longstanding interest in the use of data in healthcare, and was a founder member of the Global Comparators project, a network of 50 major hospitals around the world sharing data to improve outcomes. Dr. Peden co-founded a network and a National Audit in the UK to collect data on emergency surgical outcomes and was named Public Health Innovator of the Year in 2016 by Harvard School of Public Health for her work in improving outcomes for high risk surgical patients. Recently she has worked on modelling data to predict readmissions and the impact of co-morbidity and frailty. Carol is a Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and has helped design and lead quality improvement projects around the world. Her other research interests include innovation in healthcare, perioperative medicine, patient and person-centered care and patient safety. She is dually accredited in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. She gained her medical degree and research doctorate at the University of Edinburgh, and has an MPH from Harvard.