Peter M. Fleischut, M.D.
Dr. Peter Fleischut is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) and the Associate Chief Innovation Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). In addition, Dr. Fleischut serves as the Founding Director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO), the Deputy Quality and Patient Safety Officer, and is the Director of the Main Operating Rooms at NYP.
Dr. Fleischut has been instrumental in creating various technologies to improve efficiency, communications, and quality metrics through the use of perioperative mobile applications and integration of data from various electronic health records. In his role as Associate Chief Innovation Officer for NYP, he is expanding on his previous success and collaborative breakthroughs in this area. He is directing practical modifications and technological advancements throughout NYP, aimed at streamlining and promoting collaborative improvements in clinical care, quality and patient safety, hospital operations, and overall financial performance.
Dr. Fleischut is developing and studying interdisciplinary, innovative, new and emerging clinical decision support technologies, with a goal of improving the quality of care at NYP. One of his objectives in founding the CPO was to provide an interdisciplinary milieu for formal and practical education in perioperative clinical and population-based outcomes research and associated methodologies. CPO is dedicated to fostering excellence in this field, utilizing innovative data sources and analytical tools to advance the science of perioperative clinical care and health care policy. Dr. Fleischut is also interested in developing and utilizing preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative data for outcomes data analyses to determine best practices in anesthesia administration.
Dr. Fleischut, a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and the Wharton Program for Working Professionals at the University of Pennsylvania, completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at NYP/WCMC. During his residency, he was awarded the Van Poznak Anesthesiology Research Scholarship and an educational grant from the Foundation for Anesthesiology Education and Research (FAER), serving as Resident Scholar. He distinguished himself by becoming one of founding members of the Housestaff Quality Council, an organization formed to improve patient care and safety at NYP by creating a culture that promotes greater housestaff participation, and served as Resident Quality and Patient Safety Officer for NYP. Upon graduation in 2010, he was named the Deputy Quality and Patient Safety Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
Dr. Fleischut has received several awards, including the David A. Leach Award for Innovation in Quality from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award from the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, and the Weill Cornell Medical College Healthcare Leadership Award. In 2013, he was named one of twelve "Up and Comers" by Modern Healthcare, recognizing healthcare leaders under the age of 40, and was also named Physician-of-the-Year at NYP/Weill Cornell.