Lisa Shieh

Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD, is a clinical professor of medicine and hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. She earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and PhD in medical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She moved to California, where she did her residency in internal medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and later joined the faculty.

Dr. Shieh is currently the medical director for quality in the Division of Hospital Medicine and the associate physician improvement leader in the Department of Medicine. She recently became an associate chief quality officer for Stanford HealthCare (SHC).

Dr. Shieh is known for her creation of Septris, an online sepsis education game, which was the winner of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) innovation competition in 2013. She was selected as the SHM representative at the 2016 update of the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines. In 2018, her newest online game “Safety Quest: Teaching QI through Gamification” was an SHM top five innovation oral presentation.

At SHC, Dr. Shieh was the inaugural winner of the SHC 2018 Excellence in Quality and Safety Award. Her interests also include mentoring and teaching learners about QI and patient safety. She is currently the medical director of QI programs for Graduate Medical Education and the faculty sponsor for Stanford’s Medical Student QI interest Group.


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