Susan Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH, FACP

Susan Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH, FACP, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a senior executive with 20 years’ experience leading healthcare organizations. She currently consults as a chief medical officer. She previously served as system chief quality officer in Houston, and is past chair of the department of quality and patient safety at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital, where she founded the department of quality and patient safety and led the award-winning program for a decade. Dr. Abookire began her career as an electrical engineer in aviation systems. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Abookire trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and practices internal medicine. Dr. Abookire received a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and has taught nationally and internationally on health technology, human factors, high reliability, systems design, adverse event learning systems, disclosure, and applying aviation lessons. She co-founded the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety as curriculum director.

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Safer surgery: Steps you can take

Millions of Americans have elective surgeries like knee or hip replacements. When choosing a surgeon or procedure, follow these steps to make surgery safer.