Director of health care quality joins international health safety board


For more than a decade, UC Davis Director of Health Care Quality Ulfat Shaikh has been a member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). This month, she was appointed to the influential organization’s board of directors.

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Ulfat Shaikh

ISQua is a global organization committed to promoting and improving the quality and safety of health care worldwide. Its extensive network of health care professionals spans over 70 countries and six continents. ISQua's work includes education, consultancy and advisory services, and quality and safety initiatives.

“Being a part of the ISQua network helped me thrive personally and professionally and enabled me to make an international impact on child health quality and safety,” said Shaikh, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatrician who is also professor of pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine. “I now want to give back to the ISQua community by serving on its board to enhance its educational initiatives, further strengthen its fellowship and advisory programs, and contribute to its mission of driving improvements in health and health care worldwide.”

The term is for three years, with the option to reapply for a consecutive second term.

Shaikh is also part of a global network of "ISQua Experts" who provide consultation and guidance to health care organizations. She has conducted workshops and seminars for ISQua members and attendees of its annual conference.