Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Patient Safety Officer
Dr. Brigitta Mueller joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in September 2013 as vice president for medical affairs and chief patient safety officer. She works closely with other hospital leaders, physicians and staff on a wide range of quality and patient safety initiatives and oversight. Dr. Mueller is a professor of pediatrics in hematology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In 2014, Dr. Mueller became a member of the core faculty of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, working with faculty from across Johns Hopkins Medicine to advance the science of safety and reduce preventable harm. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics appointed Dr. Mueller to serve as a member of the executive committee of the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
Dr. Mueller came to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital from Texas Children's Hospital and the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, where she was a professor of pediatrics and division director for clinical, operations, quality and safety for the Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers. From 2001 through 2013 she was Director of the Texas Children's Sickle Cell Center and was the principal investigator for several NIH-supported studies for sickle cell disease and thalassemia. She has authored more than 84 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 30 book chapters.
A native of Switzerland, Dr. Mueller received her medical degree from the University of Bern, where she also completed a pediatric residency. Following a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the National Cancer Institute (Pediatric Oncology Branch) in Bethesda, Maryland, she remained on staff for several years. In 1997 she moved to Boston and served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and attending physician at Boston Children's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute before joining Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor in 2001.
Dr. Mueller earned a master's degree in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health and served as an adjunct professor of Management, Policy and Community Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston. She holds certification as a Physician Executive (CPE) from the American College of Physician Executives and is an Examiner for the National Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.