Brent James, MD
Brent James, MD, has been a global leader in bringing quality improvement science and methods
to clinical care for over three decades. Dr. James recently left his position
as the first Chief Quality Officer of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt
Lake City after playing a pivotal role in helping Intermountain to become
internationally recognized for outcomes improvement and for establishing
a deep culture of quality. As leader of the Intermountain Advanced Training
Program, Dr. James has trained a globally diverse group of more than 5,000
senior physician, nursing, and administrative executives in clinical quality
improvement science and methodology with proven improvement results, and
over 50 “sister” training programs in more than 10 countries.
He has been honored with numerous awards for quality and safety in the
world of healthcare delivery, including the Deming Cup from the Columbia
University School of Business in 2011 and the C. Jackson Grayson Medal,
Distinguished Quality Pioneer—American Quality and Productivity
Center in 2010.