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Kenneth D. Stahl, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an internationally recognized expert in adapting principles of aviation safety to the healthcare industry to increase patient safety.  Dr. Stahl is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery as well as surgical critical care and general surgery.  He has been involved in many aspects of clinical medicine and medical research for over 20 years.  He is also an FAA certified airline transport pilot (ATP) and has logged thousands of hours in the  cockpit.  He is the author of over 75 text book chapters, peer reviewed publications and presentations on a variety of clinical and systems topics that include surgical teamwork and team training, patient safety and the High Reliability Mindset.

Dr. Stahl has been one of the pioneers in the role of robotics and computer-assisted surgery in modern operating rooms and has taught numerous courses on robotic-assisted surgery as well as performed surgical procedures all over the world. He has developed simulator models to teach surgeons robotic and endoscopic techniques. As a pilot he has type ratings in various complex, high performance aircraft and has additional experience in acrobatic flying.

Dr. Stahl practices surgery full-time and is Healthcare Division President for Convergent Performance, an industry leader in teamwork, checklist and accountability training and consulting.

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