Paul Uhlig, MD
Paul Uhlig, MD, MPA, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and Executive Director of the Mid Continent Regional Center for Health Care Simulation. He is recognized for innovative practice and research in patient safety, high reliability health care teamwork, and interprofessional education. His research utilizes social science methods to study how health care practice culture can be intentionally transformed through collaborative approaches and relationship centered interventions. Paul and the cardiac surgery care team he led at Concord Hospital, Concord, NH, received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Award in System Innovation for developing the Concord Collaborative Care Model, now known as the Social Process Model of Collaborative Teamwork. Previously, Paul was chair of the Education Committee of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, and past national co-chair of the Health Policy Committee of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.