Dr. Ellen Deutsch

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Ellen S Deutsch, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, CPPS is an experienced Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Patient Safety and Simulation expert, with a demonstrated history of developing engaging programs to improve the skills, behaviors, and capacities of individuals, teams and healthcare systems. She serves as a Medical Officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She has served as a Senior Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a Medical Director at ECRI Institute and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, Editor of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, and Director of PeriOperative Simulation at CHOP, following 20 years of practice as a Pediatric Otolaryngologist. Her expertise also includes patient safety data analysis and display. She has held leadership roles in national Otolaryngology and international Simulation organizations; authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and editorials, and given more than 80 invited lectures. Her goals include implementing human factors principles and enhancing the resilience of healthcare delivery systems thereby empowering clinicians to improve patient safety and provider satisfaction.