Jochen Profit, MD, MPH (Health Organization Performance)

JProfit_professional_picture_(3)Dr. Jochen Profit received his medical degree from the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany. He completed pediatric residency training at Tufts University, and fellowships in neonatal-perinatal medicine and health services research at Harvard. From 2005 to 2013, Dr. Profit served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he continues his research and practices as a neonatologist.

Dr. Profit’s research, which has received federal and intramural support, concentrates on measuring and improving the quality of neonatal and pediatric health care delivery, with a focus on enhancing organizational effectiveness. Dr. Profit has developed a composite indicator quality of care provided to very low-birth-weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the Baby-MONITOR. This tool has been used to benchmark quality of care delivery in California NICUs. In addition, his research has focused on organizational determinants of excellence, including patient safety culture, high reliability, and caregiver resilience.

Dr. Profit is a frequent invited lecturer at national scientific meetings and has served as a member of the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Perinatal Care and on the National Priorities Partnership Action Team. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Pediatrics Technical Committee on Neonatal Quality Improvement.

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