Mark S. Smith, MD
Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Neil J. Weissman, MD
President, MedStar Health Research Institute
David Mayer, MD
Ann M. Bisantz, PhD
Professor and Chair
Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, PhD
Professor and Dean
Stan Caplan, MS, CHFP
President and Principal
Brian M. Kleiner, PhD
Bogle Professor Fellow of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Robert Wears, MD, MS, PhD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
David Woods, PhD
Director, Center for Complexity in Natural, Social and Engineered Systems
John Wreathall, M.Sc.
President and CEO, John Wreathall & Co., Inc.
In Memory and Appreciation of Advisory Board Member
Ben-Tzion Karsh, PhD
The National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare lost an advocate and Advisory Board member when Ben-Tzion Karsh passed away on August 18, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Karsh, who was Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a member of our Advisory Board since the start, had an unprecedented influence on healthcare, and was a pioneer in healthcare human factors. Bentzi had a truly exceptional mind, but most of all he was a kind person and an exceptionally effective mentor. Dr. Karsh will be remembered as an influential Advisory Board member who helped shape this center from the beginning, and served as an important career mentor to key members of our group.