Kevin Driscoll is a Staff Anesthetist at the NIH (National Institutes of Health)**, Clinical Center, Building 10. This is the world’s largest research-only dedicated hospital, where they take on medically complex cases to gain greater insights into future diagnosing, treating, and curing patients. The NIH is the lead institution for first in human clinical trials and sets a standard for new and emerging technologies. At the NIH he has been elected as a voting member of the Surgeons Advisory Board. Prior to that, he was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he helped lead the first Collaborative Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) in the Department of Surgery focused on Colorectal surgical site infections, which became the model for all surgical teams at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His work with the CUSP in colorectal surgery was translated into an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 10 million dollar funded grant, resulting in the national rollout of the Surgical Unit-Based Safety Program (SUSP). He is an inaugural fellow of the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and co-chaired a Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Community as well as Co-Directed the Johns Hopkins Optimal Anesthesia Lecture and Case presentation series through an unrestricted educational grant from Merk.

Professionally, Kevin has served nationally with the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) as their inaugural emerging leader fellow before being elected to the NBCRNA Board of Directors. He has served in numerous capacities with the NBCRNA and led the organization as its president from 2020-2021. Additionally, Kevin has served on several AANA committees and task forces and been elected to the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He has lectured extensively both nationally as well as internationally and is published in various venues.

Academically, Kevin received his Masters at the University of Pennsylvania while also obtaining a Certificate in Business Essentials at the Wharton School of Business. He received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Yale University, where his focus was on the geo-spatial analysis of the positive correlates for veteran suicide in the post-9/11 veteran communities, and was the first CRNA to utilize his knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) to articulate and demonstrate policy decisions.

**Kevin Driscoll is providing his insights in a personal capacity and not part of his role as a federal employee.