Topic: Medical Errors: The Silent Killers in Medicine”
Dr. Carol Gunn shares a powerful story about medical obstacles faced due to errors in healthcare. She openly wonders why, when medical errors are the third leading cause of death, there is little outrage, transparency or accountability. In her unique position of being both a physician and a family member who has suffered a great loss, she understands the tremendous pressures facing both providers and chronically ill patients.
Dr. Carol Gunn, an internist, and occupational medicine physician, thrives on working with individuals and groups advocating for patient and employee safety and keeping in mind a Socratic maxim: Primum non Tacere. First do not be silent!
Speaker: Dr. Carol Gunn
Dr. Carol Gunn, an internist and occupational physician, enjoys a varied practice that includes patient care and corporate consulting. Her professional interests are twofold: patient safety and worker resiliency. She is using the recent unexpected death of her sister as a springboard to passionately speak about reducing patient harm. And, she thrives on working with individuals and groups advocating for whole health, resiliency, and wellness.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from UC Davis and her Master’s of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in Portland, Oregon and followed that with a fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Colorado. She opened her own independent occupational medicine practice in 2007. She is boarded in Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Industrial Hygiene.