Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Chief Quality Officer
Michael S. Calderwood, MD, MPH, was named Chief Quality Officer of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in February 2021. Prior to this role, he served as the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center since 2019. As Chief Quality Officer for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Calderwood's responsibilities include management and oversight of the integration of safety, quality, patient experience and value/process improvement activities; along with oversight of quality assurance and regulatory compliance. In addition, he works closely with other Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center chief officers to identify organizational quality, safety, patient experience and value opportunities annually; and to develop policies, programs, metrics, reporting and accountability to aggressively implement improvement.
Calderwood joined Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2016, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is an active physician in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health, and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. Prior to his current leadership role, he served as Regional Hospital Epidemiologist for the Dartmouth Health system, as the Medical Co-director of the Collaborative Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention team, and as one of the leaders of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Comprehensive Antimicrobial Program. He continues to serve as Co-chair of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Quality Committee, SEARCHES (Significant Event Analysis of Root Causes and Hospital Systems), and the Dartmouth Health system Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.
Calderwood started his career on the staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where he directed the hospital's antimicrobial stewardship program, was one of the hospital epidemiologists and was a research investigator in the Therapeutic Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group in the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine in Cambridge, MA. This research involved collaborations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Calderwood earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Harvard University, followed by a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a fellowship in infectious diseases in the combined Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital program. He also holds a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Calderwood was elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, is a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and has served on a number of committees and workgroups in both organizations. He is involved in a number of state advisory workgroups and has been actively engaged in the Dartmouth Health system response to the COVID-19 pandemic.