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Bill Berry

Bill Berry, MD, MPA, MPH, is the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at Ariadne Labs.

Formerly the chief medical officer at Ariadne Labs, Bill oversaw the growth and development for all the research work including the Program teams: Safe Surgery, BetterBirth, and Serious Illness Care as well as the Platform teams: Informatics and Measurement, Implementation and Improvement Science, and Program Management. In addition, Bill serves as the Director of the Safe Surgery Program and oversees the specific research and execution of the program.

Bill is also a Surgical Consultant to the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions and serves as the Boston Program Director of the “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” initiative with the World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Program. For the last eight years, Bill has been a faculty member the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in collaborative projects focused on improving the safety of surgical patients. Prior to these roles, Bill spent seventeen years in practice as a cardiac surgeon.

Bill earned his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and achieved his board certification in general surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical critical care. He earned his MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health.