Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH

Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director for CIRCLE, a general internist and patient safety researcher at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety based at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Much of his research has involved detecting, understanding and reducing missed and delayed diagnosis in the outpatient setting, as well as in using health information technology to achieve safe and effective health care. He has received several federally funded grants from VA, AHRQ, and NIH to study patient safety and electronic health record use. He is also the Director of the Houston VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, a multidisciplinary center funded by the VA National Center for Patient Safety that is focused on improving the safety of test results communication. He has been involved in several national initiatives to shape policy and clinical practice in this area, both within and outside the VA, and is currently co-leading a workgroup to revise national policy on test results communication to providers and patients in the VA. As a result of his scientific contributions, Dr. Singh was recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, which advises the CDC, FDA and CMMS. His patient safety work has been published in high impact journals and cited in several national policy reports, including those by the AMA, AHRQ and IOM. He is also the recent recipient of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. In 2012, Dr. Singh received the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award for his high-impact work of international significance.