David Joseph Ballard, MD, MSPH, PhD, FACP

About David Joseph Ballard, MD, MSPH, PhD, FACP

David serves as Chief Quality Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH), the largest health care system in Texas. A board-certified internist, he trained at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine following completion of degrees in chemistry, economics, epidemiology and medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he was a Morehead Scholar, North Carolina Fellow and Phi Beta Kappa inductee. David held progressive academic appointments as Assistant and then Associate Professor at the Mayo Medical School, as Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and as Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology in The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. In 2011 David was appointed president of BSWH’s STEEEP Global Institute to provide health care performance improvement solutions to health care organizations throughout the world. In 2008 he received the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award of the UNC School of Medicine, and was named in 2015, 2 016 and 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety.”