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Steven Chinn

Steven D. Chinn



  • Expertise in academic medical centers, community hospitals, government health systems, ambulatory care, accreditation and regulatory compliance consulting
  • Implementation and assessments of organization’s continuous readiness and patient safety programs

Dr. Steven Chinn has more than 30 years of clinical and management experience in acute care, behavioral health, ambulatory, and integrated delivery care settings. He is currently the Interim Director, Occupational Health for Stanford Medicine. In his previous role as Chief Accreditation/Regulatory Officer, he oversaw Stanford Health Care’s accreditation, regulatory, and licensure compliance programs. He is a Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Department of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Chinn has had extensive hands-on experience with quality management, patient safety, risk management, medical staff affairs, infection control, and health care inpatient and outpatient operations. He serves as a faculty member for Joint Commission Resources Department of Education and provides educational presentations on hospital and ambulatory accreditation standards, performance improvement, patient safety, and medical staff issues. He also serves as a consultant working with healthcare organizations throughout the United States, including academic medical centers, community and rural health organizations, United States Department of Defense, Veteran Health Administration, and NASA. He has also conducted consultations and educational programs in Europe. He is a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and a Fellow, Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement.

Dr. Chinn was formerly a Joint Commission surveyor for the ambulatory, hospital, behavioral health care, and network programs, as well as a health plan evaluator for the California Department of Corporation.

Professional Experience

  • Interim Director, Occupational Health, Stanford Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Chief Accreditation/Regulatory Officer, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Patient Safety Officer, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Director, Quality, Safety & Accreditation, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Assistant Administrator, Quality & Safety, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Chief, Quality Management, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Director, Performance Improvement & Compliance Officer, Ardent Health Services-Fremont Hospital, Fremont, CA, USA
  • Chief Operating Officer, HealthTech Systems, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Vice President & Dean for Clinical Affairs, California College of Podiatric Medicine & Pacific Coast Hospital, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Clinical Faculty, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Clinical Faculty, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Surveyor, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP®
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
  • National Association of Healthcare Quality


  • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine, California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
  • Master of Podiatric Surgical Education, California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA