Karthik Sivashanker, MD, MPH, CPPS BH

Medical Director for Quality, Safety and Equity, DQS/DI&E, Brigham Health

Dr. Karthik Sivashanker is the Medical Director of Quality, Safety, and Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a psychiatrist at Justice Resource Institute. He is focused on advancing a culturally competent health care system capable of delivering the highest-quality and safest care available to every patient regardless of race, ethnicity, social class, culture, ability to pay, or language proficiency. He attended both college and medical school at Northwestern University in Illinois. He completed his psychiatry residency at NYP Weill Cornell in New York and a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and VA Under Secretary for Health Diffusion of Excellence Gold Fellow.