Steven Tremain


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – University of California, Los Angeles


  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Certified Physician Executive
  • TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Recurring Guest Faculty for University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2013-2019). Topics: (1) The Culture of Safety and (2) Designing Reliable Healthcare Processes
  • National Clinical Lead for Health Research and Education Trust, AHA, Chicago, IL (2012-2018). Clinical Topic Lead for Reducing Adverse Events
  • Presenter for Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island Hospital Associations Physician Leadership Groups. Topic: How Can Physician Leaders Drive Multi-Initiative Changes through the Hospital Engagement Network (2015)
  • Keynote Speaker, Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeland, FL (2015).  J. Scott Swygert Inaugural Lecture. Topic: Improving Patient Safety through Standard Work: Physicians and Checklists – Do They Mix?
  • Presenter for Illinois Risk Management Services, Peoria, IL (2015). Topic: Human Factors and Checklists
  • Presenter for Indiana Hospital Assn, Indianapolis, IN (2015). Topic: Driving Down Readmissions: Will, Ideas, Execution
  • Keynote and Facilitator for Annual Management Retreat Sarasota Memorial Hspital, Sarasota, FL. (2013-2014). Topic: The Culture of Safety.
  • Keynote for Arkansas Hospital Association, Little Rock, AR. Topic: How to Create Systems that Sustain Improvement. (2014)

Faculty Positions:

  • Current: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Prior: University of California, Davis, Dept of Family Medicine

Recent Publications/Reviews:

  • HRET Hospital Engagement Network Change Packages for Prevention of Adverse Drug Events, C. difficile Infection, and Venous Thromboembolic Events, all retrievable from

Past Work:

  • IHI mentor hospital Contra Costa Regional Medical Center – Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer