Executive Vice President, Health Affairs, University of Virginia
Richard P. Shannon, MD is the Louise Nerancy Professor of Health Science Policy and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is responsible for aligning the key components of the University of Virginia Health System to achieve the goal of becoming a top-decile academic medical center. Prior to joining the UVA Health System, Dr. Shannon served as the Frank Wister Thomas Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Shannon’s pioneering work in patient safety is chronicled in the chapter
“First, Do No Harm” in Charles Kenney’s The Best Practice – How the New
Quality Movement is Transforming Medicine. His innovative work also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, on CNN and CNBC news segments and ABC’s “20/20”, and was a centerpiece for the PBS report entitled “Remaking American Medicine”. Dr. Shannon is an elected member of honorary organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and served as a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently is a teaching fellow for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, a member of the Board of Directors of The Darden Business School at UVA, and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., where he chairs the Quality and Health Innovation Program.