Professor Carol Peden
Professor of Anesthesiology
Executive Director of Centre for Heath System Innovation
University of South California
Professor Carol Peden MB ChB, MD (Res), FRCA, FFICM, MPH is an Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and at the University of Pennsylvania and is Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Perioperative Brain Heath Initiative.
She has expertise in designing and leading improvement and innovation projects around the world and was named Public Health Innovator of the year in 2016 by Harvard School of Public Health for her work to improve outcomes in high risk surgical patients. She gained her quality improvement fellowship at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston and with the Health Foundation in London. She was a co-founder of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) in the UK, is a board member of the International ERAS USA Board and first author of the forthcoming ERAS guidelines for emergency laparotomy. She is an Editor of the Quality Improvement Compendium of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. She has been awarded the Macintosh Professorship and the Humphry Davy medal by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.