Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM is a Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Surgery, and Professor of Health Policy and Management and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he serves as Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins. His work with developing a scientifically proven checklist method for reducing infections associated with central line catheters has been adopted across the country and has saved thousands of lives and millions of dollars. Previously, he served as medical director of John Hopkins' Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care and led the John Hopkins' Quality and Safety Research Group. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship and the John Eisenberg Patient Safety Research Award. In 2008, Pronovost was also named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine. Pronovost received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University, and his doctoral and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins University.