The University of Chicago Medicine Clinical Effectiveness (CE) Program was established in 2011 under the leadership of Chief Medical Officer Stephen Weber, MD. The CE Program builds upon already established and successful UChicago Medicine strategies in patient safety, risk management, infection control, and patient experience and engagement. The Program collaborates with clinical and administrative leaders to oversee clinical practice across the medical campus to ensure patient safety, clinical quality, efficient and rational practice, and outstanding patient experience. Under CE, the quality program has been completely redesigned with a focus on rigorous analytics and performance improvement. In addition, the Patient Experience and Engagement Program (originally, the Office of Patient Experience) was brought under the broader CE umbrella to further our commitment to patients and their families.


Clinical Effectiveness Programs

Center for Quality
     Clinical Effectiveness Analytics
     Quality Performance Improvement
     Quality Reporting, Evaluation, and Education
Healthcare Delivery Science 

Infection Control
Patient Experience and Engagement
      About Patient Experience
Patient Safety and Risk Management


Get To Know Your Department’s Quality Chief 

Quality Chief or QI Contact Department
Avery Tung, MD Anesthesia & Critical Care
Debra Stulberg, MD Family Medicine
Dana Edelson, MD, MS Inpatient Services
Andy Davis, MD Medicine
Jacqueline Bernard, MD Neurology
Judy Doty, MSN, RN Nursing
Cyndi LaFond PhD, RN, CCRN-K Nursing Trainees
Roxane Holt, MD OB/GYN
Tatjana Antic, MD Pathology
Allison Bartlett, MD Pediatrics
Randall Knoebel, PharmD, BCOP Pharmacy
Royce Lee, MD Psychiatry
Renuka Malik, MD Radiation Oncology
Greg Katzman, MD Radiology
Vivek Prachand, MD Surgery
Colleen Peyton Therapy Services



Department of Medicine Quality
Department of Surgery Quality
Department of Nursing Quality (on-campus access only)

Operational Excellence
Analytics Core

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