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Marc Pimentel, MD, MPH, CPPS
Associate Clinical Director for Quality in Anesthesia
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Thursday, Feb 24, 2022

Marc Pimentel, MD, MPH, CPPS is the Associate Clinical Director for Quality in Anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also serves as a Medical Director in the Department of Quality and Safety. His work focuses on improving quality and safety, both in the perioperative space and across inpatient areas. He facilitates and leads on multidisciplinary, interprofessional programs to prevent medication errors, surgical site infection, wrong sided procedures, central line associated bloodstream infection, and other sources of patient harm. His teams use an equity-informed, high reliability approach to patient safety and quality, employing systems-based interventions with an awareness of human factors. His current projects include perioperative medication stewardship, hypothermia prevention, and establishing vascular access teams. His research interests include quality improvement, quality measurement, infection prevention, and perioperative medication utilization.

Dr. Pimentel completed his MD at Columbia University and his anesthesia residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, after which he stayed to complete a fellowship in patient safety and quality. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, where he serves as the fellowship director in Patient Safety and Quality and a course director for the Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety. He and his wife live in Massachusetts with their two children, a turtle, four axolotls, and five chickens.