Brad Winters is an Intensivist and Anesthesiologist who specializes in both general surgical critical care as well as neurocritical care. His background was in the basic sciences where he originally did research in the field of Microbiology earning his doctorate degree in the area of molecular bacterial pathogenesis. He subsequently spent several years studying vascular biology in obese animal models as well as in pulmonary diseases. He subsequently became interested in patient safety and quality through his efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of Rapid Response Programs and develop and implement Johns Hopkins’ Adult Rapid Response Program and integrate it into the hospital’s overall Emergency Response system of code and other emergency teams. He has spent the last decade or so as a clinician in the ICUs where the CUSP model was first created and the original CLABSI reduction projects first developed. He has a special interest in technological solutions and strategies to improve patient safety and quality.