“Reconnecting to the human element of medicine enables clinicians to make the best diagnostic and treatment decisions. It also helps us as clinicians reconnect to our own professional purpose.”
For Patrick Kneeland, M.D., building resilience and restoring joy in medicine are life missions. In addition to his work with The Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE), Dr. Kneeland is VP of Medical Affairs at DispatchHealth where he leads Advanced Care – a service line dedicated to bringing hospital level care to patients’ homes. He previously served as the Executive Medical Director for Patient and Provider Experience at UCHealth, a 9-hospital system in Colorado.
Patrick is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado where he is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency.
After completing residency in internal medicine at the University of California – San Francisco, Dr. Kneeland completed a fellowship in Academic Hospital Medicine where he focused on transformation of clinical delivery systems and the role of culture in improving patient safety. He subsequently completed a fellowship through the Institute for Physician Leadership at the Center for the Health Professions in San Francisco, CA. He is a certified Patient Safety Officer and has advanced training from Stanford’s d.school in user-centered design.
In his free time, Dr. Kneeland enjoys time with his family, live music and art. You can follow Dr. Kneeland on Twitter @PatrickKneeland.