Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD, MS
SVP and Chief Quality & Safety Officer – MedStar Health
Rollin J. “Terry” Fairbanks, MD, MS, is a senior vice president and chief quality & safety officer at MedStar Health, a 10-hospital system in the Washington DC and Baltimore MD region, and professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Fairbanks practices emergency medicine at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Fairbanks founded MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, consulted across the world to develop healthcare human factors safety programs, and authored more than 200 publications including a book on this topic. Listed multiple times in Becker’s Hospital Review as a leading expert in the field of patient safety and recently awarded the Robert L. Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award, Dr. Fairbanks has led the development of an innovative safety program at MedStar Health. In collaboration with MedStar Health’s innovative risk management program led by Larry Smith, MedStar Health has developed an event response program that includes early communication and intervention, systems based event reviews, and care for the caregiver, and formed the basis for AHRQs CANDOR program.