Carol Peden MB ChB, MD (Res), FRCA, FFICM, FFMLM, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include improving clinical outcomes, patient safety, perioperative medicine and innovation in healthcare. She was named the Harvard School of Public Health Innovator of the Year in 2016 for her work in improving outcomes for high risk surgical patients. She is Vice Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Brain Health Initiative, and was recently elected to the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery US board. Carol is a Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and has helped design and lead quality and safety improvement projects around the world. Before leaving the U.K. in 2015, she held roles as Associate Medical Director for Quality and Safety at a national level for NHS England, National Clinical Director in the Enhanced Recovery program for Emergency Surgery and a founder and board member of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA). She is dually accredited in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. She received her medical degree and a research doctorate in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh UK, and has an MPH from Harvard.