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Cliff Hughes, MD

Cliff Hughes

Professor Cliff Hughes AO is Senior Vice President of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) having just completed two years as its President. He is chair of the Board Accreditation Council for ISQua. He is Professor, Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Macquarie University. Formerly a cardiothoracic surgeon he was Chief Executive of the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and has published widely on cardiothoracic surgery, quality and safety.

He holds an Alumni Award from the University of NSW. He is an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO). In 2014, he graduated from the University of NSW as a Doctor of Science. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons awarded him the Sir Hugh Devine Medal in 2015.

He is a board member of the Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety in Washington DC Advisor WHO Policy Roundtable on Quality in Health Services, a Consultant in Quality and Safety, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.

His passion is patient safety, quality Improvement and developing clinical leaders.