Nasim Afsar-manesh, MD SFHM is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Neurosurgery and the Associate Chief Medical Officer at UCLA Hospitals. She also serves as the Executive Director of Quality and Safety for the Departments of Medicine and Neurosurgery, leading a comprehensive quality program spanning all settings of care. She has successfully implemented initiatives in quality, safety, patient satisfaction, utilization and efficiency and cost. She developed the “ABCs of Hospitalized Patients”, a multidisciplinary checklist to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired conditions. In 2009, she implemented a Health system wide quality improvement (QI) curriculum for all the residency and fellowship training programs at UCLA Medical Center. She also instituted the UCLA Health System Quality Forum, providing an opportunity to share successful quality initiatives and collaborate with colleagues. She has worked to promote hospital medicine by designing the Undergraduate and Medical Student Preceptorships in Internal Medicine (UPIM and MSPIM). Dr. Afsar and her colleagues from the four other UC Medical Centers have received four innovations grants from the UC Office of the President for quality improvement. Dr. Afsar-manesh is currently a Board Member for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).