Dr. Brook Watts
Chief quality officer , Michigan Medicine
Dr. Brook Watts is chief quality officer and a professor of internal medicine at Michigan Medicine. Her office is responsible for health system quality, safety, performance improvement, project management, and quality analytics.
Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Dr. Watts was a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University and an executive leader at The MetroHealth System, a 200-year-old safety net system in Cleveland, Ohio. At MetroHealth, she held a variety of leadership positions, most recently reporting to the chief executive officer as senior vice president for quality and chief medical officer, community and public health. In this role, Dr. Watts served as the chief medical officer for MetroHealth Community Health Centers, the Federally Qualified Health Center arm of the health system. Her other professional experience includes the leadership roles of chief quality officer and chief health informatics officer at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland.
Dr. Watts has received a Humanism in Medicine award from The Health Care Foundation of New Jersey and a Wings of Excellence award for Outstanding Service from the Federal Executive Board of Cleveland. She is also a member of the editorial board for the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Dr. Watts earned her MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, completed her internal medicine residency from the University of Michigan, and earned a master’s in health policy from Case Western Reserve University. In addition, she completed a two-year National Health Quality Scholars Fellowship with the Department of Veterans Affairs.