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
Executive Director, MIQS


Martin J. Hatlie, JD
Co-Director, MIQS

Christine Goeschel
Christine Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN
Director, Center for Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare


Anne Gunderson, EdD, MS GNP
Director, Center for Integrated Healthcare Learning

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
Sr. Director, Quality & Safety Research


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


Melanie Powell, MD, MPH
Inaugural Administrative Fellow