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Richard O. Davis, Ph.D

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Richard O. Davis, Ph.D, is president and chief executive officer of Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Davis was appointed to his current office in June 2012. Prior to joining Sibley, Dr. Davis was vice president for innovation and patient safety for Johns Hopkins Medicine, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care and of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Access Services and director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s East Baltimore Ambulatory Operations. He serves on the boards of trustees of Johns Hopkins Homecare and Johns Hopkins Pediatrics at Home. A member of the faculty of both the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Division of Health Policy and Management and the Business of Medicine program of the university’s Carey School of Business, Dr. Davis has spent more than a decade teaching graduate level courses on leadership, organizational behavior and quality in medical settings. He also regularly provides consultation services on leadership, quality, efficiency, cost control, patient safety and related issues to public and private health systems both nationally and internationally. Dr. Davis joined Johns Hopkins in 1994 as manager of administrative and building services. He was named administrator of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center and its surgery and special procedures units in 1995; senior director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Admitting department in 1999; and senior director of the Hopkins Health System’s ambulatory services, practice management and quality improvement, administrative fellowship program and operations integration in 2001. Dr. Davis received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.