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Kedar Mate is the Chief Innovation and Education Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), where he is responsible for Research and Development, Innovation, Multimedia and Education. In addition, Dr. Mate leads IHI’s 400+ expert quality and safety faculty around the world. In this capacity, Dr. Mate oversees the development of innovative new systems designs to implement high-quality, low-cost health care both in the US and in international settings. His work with health care administration and leadership with IHI’s strategic partners has helped organizations to better understand the role of technical improvement and innovation and their impact on the business case for quality. An internal medicine physician, Dr. Mate is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College and a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School’s Division of Global Health Equity. His current research focus includes creating age-friendly health systems, behavioral health integration, health equity, addressing complex needs patients, and developing improved models for value management at the front-lines of clinical operations. Dr. Mate serves as a senior advisor to IHI’s programs in the US, Asia, and the Middle East and an IHI principal investigator on multiple research awards. Previously he worked with Partners In Health, served as a special assistant to the Director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization, and led IHI’s national program in South Africa. Dr. Mate has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and white papers and lectures all over the world. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in American History and from Harvard Medical School with a medical degree where he also trained in internal medicine. Kedar is a Fellow of the third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.