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Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)
BioDavid B. Larson, MD, MBA, is Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology) in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University, where he also serves as the Vice Chair for Education and Clinical Operations. He serves as the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Improvement for Stanford Health Care and physician co-leader of the Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement Dr. Larson is a national thought leader in radiology quality improvement and patient safety, and a regular speaker regarding topics ranging from pediatric CT radiation dose optimization to radiology peer learning. He is the executive director of Stanford’s Realizing Improvement through Team Empowerment (RITE) program and co-director of the Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) program. He also leads the Stanford Medicine Improvement Capability Development Program.
Dr. Larson is the Founder and Program Chair for the Radiology Improvement Summit held annually at Stanford, now in its fourth year. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Radiology, overseeing quality and safety, and on the Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. He serves on the Board of Chancellors for the American College of Radiology as the Chair of the ACR's Commission on Quality and Safety.
Prior to his position at Stanford, Dr. Larson was the Janet L. Strife Chair for Quality and Safety in Radiology and a faculty member of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds MD and MBA degrees from Yale University and completed his training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Larson is a pediatric radiologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. He and his wife, Tara, live in Portola Valley, California and have four children.