Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, Director, American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®), and Director, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, has been named one of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety in the U.S. by the 2015 Becker’s Hospital Review. This third edition of the list includes individuals at national organizations, universities, and health care systems working to improve patient safety. The 2015 list includes names of advocates, professors, researchers, administrators, and health care providers who have won awards, published articles, and led initiatives to reduce medical injuries and ensure patient safety. In addition to his role with ACS NSQIP, Dr. Ko is a practicing colon and rectal surgeon and a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Schools of Medicine and Public Health and holds the Robert and Kelly Day Chair in Surgical Outcomes at UCLA. He is also a research affiliate at the RAND Corporation.
The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team considered nominations and selected leaders through an editorial review process. See the full list of recipients on the Becker Hospital Review website, and view Dr. Ko’s profile on the website.