Michael Kirchhoff, MD FACEP is the Patient Safety Officer at Cooper University Health Care where he actively practices Emergency Medicine as an Associate Professor at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He is a trained Lean-Sigma Black Belt, and also Cooper’s Chief Innovation Officer.
In his role as Cooper’s Patient Safety Officer, Dr. Kirchhoff has implemented best practices in patient safety event reporting and review, root cause analysis, organizational dynamics. He is currently guiding Cooper through its High Reliability implementation.
As the Chief Innovation Officer, he currently helps to drive organizational intellectual property management and development, outside business development partnerships, and inter-institutional resource sharing. He currently serves on the board of Stem Plant LLC, a medical device company.
Prior to his role as the Patient Safety Officer, Dr. Kirchhoff has been on key teams that have brought new business units to Cooper including Emergency Medicine Contracted Services, Urgent Care, Emergency Medical Services, and the Helicopter Transport Program. He has developed applications for Graduate Medical Education procedure tracking, hospital coding/charging and revenue cycle audit, external provider post-acute communication, and ED over-crowding surveillance.
He has served as the Medical Director for the Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Simulation Lab, and EM Ultrasound.