Ezequiel Garcia-Elorrio, MD, MSc., MBA, PhD, is founder and board member of the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy in Argentina, where he also leads the Department of Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. Dr. Garcia Elorrio is currently Professor of Public Health at CEMIC and holds a lecturer position at the University of Buenos Aires.
He still practices medicine as internist in CEMIC; a private non-profit community hospital based in Buenos Aires and from 2009 he has been appointed as one of the deputy editors of the ISQua journal. For his research activities, he has funded by Mapfre Foundation from Spain, WHO ́s patient safety small grants program, PATH/USAID, Fogarty International Center, mentored Fogarty (NIH) International Fellows, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Batz Foundation.
In the field of technical cooperation he has done work for the Cognitive Neurology Institute in Buenos Aires, PNUD (United Nations) in the province of Buenos Aires, the Global Forum in Peru, PATH/USAID in Ghana, the World Bank/the National Minister of Health in Argentina, Catholic University/Ministry of Health in Chile, SOLCA and Accreditation Canada International in Ecuador, BPS, SMU, FNR and the British Hospital in Uruguay, PATH/USAID in Nicaragua, Maternal Health Task Force –Harvard School of Public Health in Ethiopia and India, FIGO in Uganda and Nepal, National Institute for Pensionable (PAMI) in Argentina and has supported several hospitals in Argentina and the region in projects related to quality improvement and patient safety.