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Samuel Lehman, MD


Appointed in May 2007
as Medical Director of Patient Safety and Chair of the Patient Safety Committee at Children’s, Dr. Lehman leads the  efforts aimed at the elimination of preventable harm through projects that help to reduce specific types of errors (including medication reconciliation and patient identification systems) and the prevention of hospital acquired infections. He is the catalyst in the development of the Children’s “Culture of Safety”, an organizational focus on delivering safe care.

Board certified in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Lehman has been with Children’s since 2003. A pediatric critical care physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, he provides complex care to some of the sickest children in the Hospital. He is also Director of Pediatric Resident Rotation in Critical Care.

An expert in critical care medicine, Dr. Lehman has participated in and conducted several research studies. He has given presentations at critical care conferences on topics including traumatic brain injury and has been published in Genetics. Dr. Lehman is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He received the American Academy of Pediatrics Award for Advocacy for Children in December 1996.

A graduate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Lehman completed his internship and residency in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as Chief Resident. He is fellowship trained in pediatric critical care by Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California.