Research Overview

Dr. Roberson has worked in quality improvement in Otolaryngology and Pediatrics for over a decade. He is co-chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Quality Improvement Committee, and chair of the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Otolaryngology QI committee.  From 2003-2011, he was Director of Implementation for the Children's Hospital Boston Program for Patient Safety and Quality. 

Dr. Roberson has participated in a national QI collaborative to introduce surgical checklists into pediatric hospitals, and co-led an international QI collaborative to improve outcomes of congenital cardiac surgery in developing nations.  He is the Founder and President of The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative, a world-wide QI collaborative to improve team care for adult and pediatric tracheostomy patients.

Dr. Roberson’s research focuses on understanding the nature of medical errors and adverse events, and on the contribution of patient complexity to cognitive errors.

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Researcher Areas

  • Medical Errors

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