Seth A. Krevat
Seth Krevat

Seth A. Krevat, MD, FACP

Senior Medical Director and Assistant Vice President, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare

Dr. Krevat practices palliative care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is the senior medical director and assistant vice president at MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
As senior medical director, Dr. Krevat helps set the strategic vision for the Center, aligning it with safety initiatives internal and external to MedStar. Dr. Krevat leads the development of strategic partnerships with external industry, academic, and government partners to increase the Center’s impact and to improve the translation of the Center’s research into practice. Previously, Dr. Krevat served as the assistant vice president, safety, leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive patient safety program across the MedStar Health system. From 2015 to 2016, Dr. Krevat participated in MedStar’s Physician Leadership Development Program administered in conjunction with the Wharton School of Executive Education. 
Prior to joining MedStar, Dr. Krevat worked as a hospitalist and physician advisor at Virginia Mason Medical Center collaborating with the vice president of finance to shape more efficient and cost-effective care delivery processes.  He was trained in Lean and the Toyota Production System management methodologies and traveled to Japan to study them.
Dr. Krevat is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, received a B.A. in Economics and English cum laude from Tufts University and a medical doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Research Interests

Dr. Krevat’s research interests include:

  • Patient safety
  • Risk reduction
  • Quality and safety improvement
  • Risk management
  • Adverse events 

Selected Research

Dr. Krevat conducts research in the fields of quality and safety improvement, risk management, and reduction of risk. Some examples of his studies are listed below:

Identification of Threats to Safe, Reliable Outpatient Care

Dr. Krevat is a co-investigator on this project sponsored by the Charles and Mary Latham Fund. In this project, outpatient safety event data and structured focus groups composed of outpatient care providers will be used to identify threats to safe, reliable outpatient care. Human factors-based interventions will then be developed, tested, and implemented to improve care delivery in the outpatient setting.

Patient Safety and Medical Liability: Communication and Resolution Educational Toolkit

Dr. Krevat and colleagues are working on this project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

View Dr. Krevat's publications on PubMed

Research Areas

  • Health Services/Quality/Outcomes
    Human Factors in Healthcare
    Other Medical
    Patient Safety