Ron Wyatt

Vice President and Patient Safety Officer with MCIC Vermont

Dr. Ronald Wyatt is Vice President and Patient Safety Officer with MCIC Vermont, a major medical malpractice company.

He was born in Selma Alabama and grew up in nearby Perry County (Heiberger) Alabama.

Prior to joining MCIC Vermont, Dr. Wyatt was formerly Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at Cook County Health in Chicago Illinois. He served as Chief of Patient Safety and Quality for the Hamad Medical Corporation, a fourteen-hospital system, in Doha Qatar.

Dr. Wyatt was the first Patient Safety Officer at the Joint Commission.

Dr. Wyatt is an internationally known patient safety and health equity subject matter expert. He has been recognized as a “Top 50” leading patient safety expert, by Becker’s, on three occasions.

He Co-chairs the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Equity Advisory Group and is faculty for the IHI Pursuing Equity Initiative.

Dr. Wyatt is a member of the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Clinical Learning Environment Review committee (CLER) as well as faculty on the ACGME Disparity Collaborative.

He also serves on several boards including the IHI Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS), the Society to Prevent Diagnostic Error (SIDM) and the Consumers Advocating for Patient Safety (CAPS).

Dr. Wyatt is a credentialed course instructor in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He is co-course director Keystone Program at the Northwestern University School of Medicine Master’s Degree in Patient Safety Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Wyatt holds an honorary Doctor of Medical Sciences from the Morehouse School of Medicine and is a graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, was chief resident in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he was the first Black American Chief resident in the history of the Saint Louis University System.

Dr. Wyatt is a board-certified Internist and practiced medicine for over twenty years, in St. Louis Missouri and Huntsville, Alabama. He earned the master’s (executive program) in health administration degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Health Professions. He was a 2009-2010 Merck Fellow at IHI.

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