Gautham Suresh, MBBS MD DM MS

Gautham Suresh is a Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and a neonatologist and Medical Director of the Newborn Center at Texas Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the Masters Program at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (previously called the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences) where his concentration was Continuous Quality Improvement in Healthcare.

After his fellowship in neonatology at the University of Vermont, he served as a faculty member there and was a postgraduate fellow at the Vermont Oxford Network. He has worked closely with the Vermont Oxford Network for many years, as a faculty member of the Vermont Oxford Network's quality improvement collaborative, the Neonatal Intensive Care Quality (NICQ) project, and as an advisory board member for NICQ. He has set up and directed educational courses on patient safety, on evidence-based medicine and on the ACGME core competencies for medical students, pediatric residents, and neonatology fellows.

He is the director for a course on patient safety at The Dartmouth Institute. He is the author of several peer reviewed scientific publications, presentations and book chapters on quality improvement, patient safety and evidence-based medicine, including Cochrane systematic reviews. He is currently conducting research on and teaches about Patient Safety and medical errors.

He currently serves as the chair of the Planning Group of the American Academy of Pediatrics program, Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice (EQIPP). He is also an Associate Editor for the Neonatal Review Group of the Cochrane Collaboration. His interests include patient safety, healthcare quality improvement, evidence-based decision making, cost-effectiveness analysis, translation of research into practice, and organizational culture and leadership in healthcare.