Lisa Yerian is the Chief Improvement Officer at Cleveland Clinic. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of improvement capabilities and strategies across the Cleveland Clinic, partnering with leaders to align and focus improvement efforts and foster an improvement culture at all levels of the organization. In addition, she provides strategic and operational leadership and oversight for Enterprise Access Transformation.

Previously, Dr. Yerian served as Medical Director of Continuous Improvement, Director of Liver Pathology and Section Head of Surgical Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. She served on Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors and was Vice Chair of Professional Staff Affairs.

Dr. Yerian graduated from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed residency in Anatomic Pathology and fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology also at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Yerian also completed the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development.

Dr. Yerian has authored over 150 manuscripts, articles, and book chapters and is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Association of American Medical Colleges Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Award. She serves on multiple nonprofit boards and speaks nationally and internationally on leadership, culture and improvement.