Della M. Lin, MS, MD, FASA
APSF Board of Directors APSF Patient Safety Priorities Advisory Group - Culture of Safety
Della Lin, MS, MD, FASA is a Senior Fellow in Patient Safety Leadership with the Estes Park Institute and is an inaugural National Patient Safety Foundation/Health Forums Patient Safety Leadership Fellow (2002). She is faculty with the Jefferson School of Population Health Quality Safety Leadership Series (QSLS), faculty with the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) and holds a Visiting Faculty appointment with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
Lin facilitates multi-stakeholder groups to challenge and better the status quo of patient care systems through shared goals of improving safety culture, effective leadership and building sustainable solutions from the ground level. Her speaking is notable for an engaging balance of science and storytelling. She is currently part of the national AHRQ team implementing Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR) and leads her state’s Hawaii Safer Care collaborative.
Lin continues an active practice in anesthesiology in Hawaii, receiving her training from the University of California, San Diego.