Richard J. Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM

Richard Brilli

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Richard Brilli, MD, FAAP, MCCM, is chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He occupies the first Nationwide Children’s endowed chair for quality and medical leadership: the John F. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Medical Leadership and Pediatric Quality and Safety. He received the Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2015 and the Distinguished Career Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017.

His interests include patient safety, healthcare quality, ICU outcomes and administration. He has authored more than 130 manuscripts, book chapters and commentaries. His recent publications focus on improving outcomes using high reliability principals on topics such as safety, quality, hospital-acquired infection prevention, rapid response team implementation and organizational safety culture.

He is co-chair of the 50 hospital Children’s Hospital Association IPSO (Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes) collaborative, which focuses on reducing mortality and morbidity by establishing high reliability practices for the care of children with sepsis / septic shock.

Dr. Brilli is a reviewer for more than 25 peer-reviewed journals and currently serves as the section editor on Quality and Safety for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He is co-editor-in-chief of the first quality journal dedicated solely to pediatrics: Pediatric Quality and Safety.

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Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Career Contribution Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2019

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/01/2008

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1988
Residency Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1979
Medical School University of South Florida Date Completed: 06/30/1976
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