Our Team

MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Leadership

Our Leadership Team at MIQS has over 100 years collective experience in leading Patient Safety and Quality efforts. This core team continues to work together to promote, share and educate healthcare professionals, both young and seasoned, on their experience designing and implementing innovative programs that drive lasting culture change, and the safest, highest quality healthcare.

David Mayer, MD
VP Safety & Quality

Martin J. Hatlie, JD

Christine Goeschel
Christine Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN

Anne Gunderson, EdD, MS GNP
AVP, Education for Safety and Quality

Michael Hofmann
Michael Hofmann
Director, International Center for Bloodless Medicine & Surgery

Timothy McDonald, MD, JD
Director, Center for Open, Honest Communication

Armando Nahum
Armando Nahum
Director, Center for Engaging Patients as Partners

Kelly Smith, PhD

Tracy Granzyk, MS, MFA
Director, Center for Healthcare Narratives

Melanie Powell, MD, MPH
Administrative Fellow