The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2020
Foundation News

Dr. David Feldman Joins Foundation Board of Directors

David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS, has joined the Board of Directors of The Doctors Company Foundation. Dr. Feldman is chief medical officer (CMO) for TDC Group. He is also senior vice president and CMO at Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA), formerly Hospitals Insurance Company and FOJP Service Corporation.

Prior to HRA, Dr. Feldman was vice president for patient safety, vice president of perioperative services, and vice chairman of the department of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Feldman also serves on the steering committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for retraining and retooling of practicing surgeons and has served on the ACS committee on perioperative care and as vice chairman of the ACS collaborative task force for the development of high-performance teams in surgery. Additionally, he served as the ACS liaison to the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses recommended practices committee.

The Board of Directors leads the Foundation in accomplishing its mission to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals in training and in practice and patient safety research with clinically useful applications.

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