David P. Stevens is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He is editor emeritus of BMJ-Quality and Safety, London, senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and adjunct professor in The Dartmouth Institute’s Center for Leadership and Improvement. Previously, he was vice dean for academic affairs and the Scott R. Inkley Professor of General Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1995 to 2007, Stevens served in various positions in Washington, DC, including Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow at the Institute of Medicine; health policy advisor to Chair of the Senate Labor Committee, Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum; chief, Office of Academic Affiliations at the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters, working with Undersecretary Kenneth Kizer; and vice president for healthcare improvement and founding director of the Institute for Improving Clinical Care of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. His most recent publication is the book, Writing to Improve Healthcare: An Author’s Guide to Publication, in press with CRC Press, London, for publication in the spring of 2018.