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Contact Information:
Grace Bommarito
- Administrative Manager
HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety & Quality
gbommari@bidmc.harvard.edu
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area within walking distance to Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and public transportation. The Harvard Quality and Safety Fellowship Dana-Farber site is located within DFCI’s Center for Patient Safety, a research and development division of the hospital’s Department of Quality Improvement and Risk Management.

DFCI is dedicated to safe, effective, compassionate, and patient-centered care. Patient safety is at the core of the Institute’s mission and vision, and DFCI has been a leader in advancing safe practices and reducing the risk of medical error. The Center for Patient Safety, created in 2003, brings together clinicians, administrative staff, researchers, patients, and families to promote research, clinical improvement, and education at the Institute and beyond. Staff and members of the Center provide consultation, mentorship, and facilitation of patient safety projects, working closely with colleagues throughout Dana-Farber including Nursing and Patient Care Services, Clinical Oncology, and others.

Please visit our Quality and Patient Safety website at: http://www.dana-farber.org/Adult-Care/Treatment-and-Support/Care-Quality-and-Patient-Safety.aspx

Joseph O. Jacobson, MD
Site Director:
Joseph O. Jacobson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Quality Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Tel (617) 632-3450
Fax (617) 632-5786
Joseph_Jacobson@dfci.harvard.edu

Joseph Jacobson is the Chief Quality Officer at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is trained in medical oncology, hematology and epidemiology and completed advanced training at the Intermountain Healthcare Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research. He has practiced extensively in both academic and community settings. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Joe is committed to teaching and applying the science of quality improvement in healthcare settings with the goal of measuring and improving care, enhancing efficiency and maximizing value. In 2009, he co-led the development and implementation of the Partners HealthCare System “Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program”. The project-based program has trained over 350 clinician-led teams in the skills of quality improvement and effective team management.


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