Donald Likosky, Ph.D., M.S.

Likosky, Donald
Associate Professor
Medical SchoolCardiac Surgery
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Dr. Likosky is a health services researcher and cardiovascular epidemiologist, with a special focus on applied epidemiology. His areas of investigation are twofold: understanding the sources and impact of variation in cardiac surgical practices, a theme he has explored primarily within the context of quality improvement organizations, and describing and understanding the role of technology and innovation in cardiac surgical care. He also has special interest and expertise in the use of clinical registries for quality assurance and improvement. Dr. Likosky serves as the director of the National Cardiac Surgery Quality IMPROVEment Network (IMPROVE), the registry director for the PERForm Registry (which collects data on the practice of Cardiopulmonary Bypass), and is the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative's evaluative clinical scientist.

  • Ph.D., Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth College
  • M.S., Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth College
  • B.A., Philosophy, Emory University

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