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  • Latha Sivaprasad, MD

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer 

    Latha Sivaprasad, MDLatha Sivaprasad MD, FACP, FHM is senior vice president and chief medical officer at Rhode Island Hospital. In this role, she brings a depth of understanding of hospital administration as a physician executive with more than ten years of experience in large hospital settings. Her professional focus is on physician training, mentoring, and leadership development, and on streamlining health care delivery to foster evidence-based and patient-centered care, cost containment and a culture of safety.

    The recipient of numerous awards for quality outcomes and measures, Sivaprasad is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine, and is a member of numerous other professional associations, including the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is a leader in system and hospital-wide safety programs—most notably in anticoagulation safety, blood management and surgical safety.

    Sivaprasad received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2008, she completed the Don Hoskins Fellowship for Safety and Quality at Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) in New York.

    She went on to the position of medical director for quality and safety at BIMC, before her promotion to associate chief medical officer. In 2012 she was also appointed chief patient experience officer at the hospital. In addition, she was an assistant professor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. At BIMC she led a team of physician leaders on a preoperative assessment project to develop and implement leading-edge surgical initiatives to increase patient safety across the surgical care continuum (preoperative, perioperative and postoperative). At the same time, she served as a co-investigator for a multi-center, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that focused on surgical safety, disclosure, and claims reduction.