Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Pereleman School of Medicine
PATRICK J. BRENNAN, MD is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brennan leads implementation of Penn’s Blueprint for Quality, a strategic effort to improve clinical accountability and outcomes of care including elimination of preventable readmissions and preventable deaths. Dr. Brennan oversees the departments of Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Affairs. He developed a Center for Evidence Based Practice to apply scientific evidence to clinical operations. Dr. Brennan is an infectious diseases physician and previously served as Director of Infection Control for 11 years at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and served as Philadelphia's Tuberculosis Control Director for seven years.
Dr. Brennan is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and in 2008 served as SHEA’s president. From 2004 to 2010 Dr. Brennan chaired the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), advising the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC on issues related to control of infectious diseases. Dr. Brennan is a member of the Patient Safety Advisory Group of The Joint Commission. He also serves on the Measures and Methods Committee of the Health Care Improvement Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization that leads initiatives to improve the safety, outcomes and care experiences of patients in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Saturday, October 6
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM