Bruce Spurlock, M.D. is the Executive Director of BEACON (Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative). He helps organizations create results-oriented programs in a variety of domains. He also leads large, multi-participant quality collaboratives designed to accelerate the dissemination of evidence-based clinical practices. Currently, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor with Stanford University. He is a nationally known speaker on health care topics ranging from future health care trends to redesigning specific operational units. Dr. Spurlock received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, Davis and completed his internal medical residency, chief residence and general medicine fellowship at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Clara, California.