Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine, Thursday, March 3, 2016

Please join Charles B. Cairns, MD, interim dean, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and professor of public health, health promotion sciences, at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, as they introduce Carolyn Clancy, MD, for the Donald K. Buffmire Lecture.

A Team Approach to Preventing Diagnostic Errors


THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Noon - 1 p.m.

DuVal Auditorium

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

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Please join Charles B. Cairns, MD, interim dean, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and professor of public health, health promotion sciences, at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, as they introduce Carolyn Clancy, MD, for the Donald K. Buffmire Lecture.

Learn more about:

  • Critical importance of patient and family engagement in helping prevent diagnostic error
  • Vital role of physicians and the health-care system overall in promoting such engagement

Dr. Clancy is a highly experienced and nationally recognized physician-executive. She has oversight of VHA’s performance, quality, safety, risk management, systems engineering, auditing, oversight, ethics and accreditation programs. She leads more than 700 clinical and administrative professionals in the day-to-day operations of these key programmatic elements. Additionally, she serves in a direct consultative capacity to the under secretary for health, serving as a national subject matter expert in her directorate. She works collaboratively, leading the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration. In her current position she works closely with department leaders, as well as veterans service organizations, Congress and their constituents addressing the immediate and long-term needs of our nation’s veterans.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing glinda@email.arizona.edu or call 520-626-1530.

This lecture is part of the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series, initiated in 1997 by the Flinn Foundation to continue its commitment to bring leading practitioners and thinkers in the medical field to Arizona. The lectureship offers physicians, students and community members opportunities to hear from distinguished leaders in the field of medicine and medical education.