Christopher Landrigan

Pediatric Hospitalist, Associate Professor
Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Landrigan is Principal Investigator of the I-PASS Study Group, and Founder and Board Member of the I-PASS Patient Safety Institute. He is a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He developed an interest in the role of miscommunications as a cause of medical errors in 2008, from his own observations as a hospitalist, and from emerging national data indicating that miscommunications were the leading cause of the most serious errors in hospitals. As Principal Investigator of the I-PASS Study Group, Dr. Landrigan collaborates with the other members of the I-PASS Executive Council, hospitalists, medical educators, and researchers nationwide to develop and evaluate innovations to improve communication and patient safety. The I-PASS Institute seeks to disseminate this work, helping hospitals to implement a proven handoff improvement program in an effective, efficient, and sustainable manner. Dr. Landrigan is well known for his contributions in patient safety. He was a leader in developing the I-PASS program, and he is also known for his research in the effects of physician sleep deprivation on patient safety, which influenced the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) policies related to duty hours and supervision. From his research, he has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in the medical literature, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, BMJ, Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, and other leading journals. Dr. Landrigan has also received numerous awards for research, teaching, and innovation.