Excerpted from an announcement from Boston Children's Hospital CEO and Physician-in-Chief:
We are pleased to announce that after a national search, Boston Children’s Hospital's Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, has been selected to be our next chief of the Division of General Pediatrics.
Chris has been a part of the Boston Children’s community since 1995, since obtaining a BA in English at Haverford College and an MD at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After finishing his internship and residency in pediatrics in 1998, Chris completed a combined hospitalist and health services research fellowship here, and an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2000, he joined our faculty, and he has served for many years as both the research and fellowship director of the Inpatient Pediatrics Service, as well as the director of the Sleep and Patient Safety Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was promoted to assistant professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2004 and 2005, respectively, associate professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in 2010, and professor of Pediatrics in 2017.
Chris has been practicing as a pediatric hospitalist since he joined the faculty at Boston Children’s, providing direct patient care and supervising medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a recipient of the Charles A. Janeway Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, as well as the Boston Children’s Hospital Academy Medical Educator Award for Mentorship.
Chris’ research focuses primarily on the epidemiology of medical errors and adverse events, and interventions designed to reduce their incidence. His most important work has been focused on developing reliable patient safety measurement tools, and improving the organization of residency programs and academic medical centers. His work on the relationship between resident work hours, sleep, and patient safety contributed to national changes in resident work hour standards. More recently, concerned with improving communication in hospitals, he led the development of I-PASS, a multi-faceted teamwork and handoff improvement program, and Patient and Family-Centered I-PASS, a program to improve communications between physicians, nurses, patients, and families. He has authored more than 150 publications in the medical literature, including more than a dozen in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He has received numerous awards for his research, leadership, and innovation. I-PASS was the 2016 recipient of the Joint Commission and National Quality Forum’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National level.
In addition, Chris has built a series of highly successful research programs both locally and nationally. Most notably, he was a founding member of the Harvard Work Hours Health and Safety Group and was the founding chair of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network, a collaboration of more than 100 pediatric hospitals. PRIS has received more than $25 million in grant funding over the past decade to conduct a series of major multi-center research and improvement projects in pediatric hospitals.