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Dr. Shojania is Vice Chair (Quality & Innovation) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he also sees patients as a general internist (at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) and directs the  Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS).

Dr. Shojania’s research focuses on identifying and further developing effective strategies for achieving improved quality of care. He has more than 150 publications indexed in Medline, including papers in leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and the Journal of the American medical Association. Google Scholar lists approximately 14,000 citations to his work for an h-index of 57. Dr. Shojania held a Canada Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement from 2004-2013, and he has twice delivered invited presentations on patient safety and healthcare quality to the US Institute of Medicine. He has also produced multiple evidence reports and helped build two websites for the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, such as  www.PSNet.ahrq.gov   which receives approximately 3 million visits a year. For this and other work, Dr. Shojania shared one of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Awards (2004) from the US Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum for work in patient safety that has had an impact on a national level. In January 2011, Dr. Shojania became editor-in-chief of BMJ Quality and Safety (part of the British Medical Journal Publishing Group), which has since become the highest impact journal in the field of health care quality, as well as the broader fields of health services research and health policy.

After medical school at the University of Manitoba and internship at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Shojania completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one of the world leaders in patient safety research. Following a fellowship in outcomes research at the University of California San Francisco, he stayed on faculty there for four years before returning to Canada—first to the University of Ottawa and then the University of Toronto.

Dr. Shojania’s research focuses on identifying and further developing effective strategies for improving patient safety and healthcare quality more generally. His work has appeared in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicinethe Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Google Scholar lists over 14,000 citations to his work for an h-index of 56. He has twice delivered invited presentations on patient safety and healthcare quality to the US Institute of Medicine. Dr. Shojania held a Canada Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement from 2004-2013.

Dr. Shojania has also led a number of educational initiatives in patient safety, including two websites PSNet and WebM&M produced for the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which receive approximately 3 million visits a year. A book on patient safety for a general audience that he co-authored with Dr. Robert Wachter (at the University of California San Francisco) received excellent reviews in the New York Times and Journal of the American Medical Association and has sold approximately 50,000 copies. For this and other work, Drs. Shojania and Wachter received one of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Awards (2004) from the US Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum for work in patient safety that has had an impact on a national level.

Since 2011, Dr. Shojania has been the Editor-in Chief of BMJ Quality & Safety Quality, which has risen to have the highest impact factor in the field of healthcare quality, as well as the broader fields of health policy,  health services research, and medical education.

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