Meet Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jon Bae

Jonathan G. Bae, M.D., C.P.P.S. received his B.S. from Duke University in 2001 and his M.D. from the VCU/MCV School of Medicine in 2005.  He went on to complete training in Duke University’s Medicine and Pediatrics residency program.

He joined the faculty at Duke University Hospital in July 2009 as a hospitalist.  Since that time, he has served in several key roles in quality improvement and patient safety including Chief Resident for the Medicine Residency Program, Associate Program Director for Quality and Safety for the Medicine Residency Program, as well as Associate Medical Director for Quality for Hospital Medicine.  He has had a focus in hospital based performance improvement with special interests in mortality, patient safety, care transitions, workforce well-being, and the culture of safety. In 2014, he was appointed as a medical director to expand standardized mortality review across the health system.

In December 2015, Dr. Bae became the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Patient Safety and Clinical Quality for Duke University Health System.  In this role, he helps set the quality agenda and coordinates patient safety and clinical quality activities across the clinical enterprise.  His key areas of focus include reducing inpatient mortality, enhancing patient safety, and improving workforce well-being.

Dr. Bae is originally from Ellicott City, Maryland and currently lives with his wife Michelle and his 2 sons – James and Owen – in Cary, NC.


Hospital Medicine Specialist: Jon Bae, MD