Brian is a general Internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, and associate director for the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS) at the University of Toronto. He currently leads several large scale patient safety and quality improvement curricula targeting trainees across the continuum, and focuses his research at the intersection of patient safety, quality improvement and medical education. Among many impressive research awards and grants, Brian was a past winner of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Research Competition.
Vision for patient safety in Canada:
My vision for patient safety in Canada is one where members from all healthcare sectors and professions including patients, join together to discover, implement and sustain safe, high quality models of care to ensure that avoidable harm is the exception and high quality and high value care are the rule.
Vision for patient safety education in Canada:
My vision for patient safety education in Canada is on where patient safety training is seen as an integral “basic science” of health professions education, such that there is no longer a need for “formal” curricula and “patient safety experts” to impart trainees with core patient safety competencies.