Dr Gosbee also works to develop and implement human factors engineering and patient safety ideas in
academia at the Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan. He
has been visiting professor or given grand rounds at eleven universities in the past three years, including
University of Maryland and Yale University. Dr Gosbee has been an advisory panel member or consultant to
several patient safety programs, including those at Harvard Risk Management, Johns Hopkins, American
Heart Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians.
Among other publications and recognition, In 2005 and 2010, he co-edited and was major contributor for
the book, Using Human Factors Engineering to Improve Patient Safety (1st and 2nd Editions). He
received the “Cheers Award” for advancing medical device design in medication safety from the Institute for
Safe Medication Practice (2005); and “Career Achievement Award” in medical device design from the
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (2002).
Dr Gosbee most recently worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Patient
Safety in Ann Arbor, MI (1999-2006). He led the development of patient safety and human factors
engineering residency and medical school curriculum. He led the human factors engineering analysis of
adverse events and close calls involving medical devices and software, including being the liaison to
companies to rectify design issues. Prior to VA, Dr. Gosbee was Assistant Professor at Michigan State
University College of Human Medicine (1992-9), was HFE consultant to several Fortune 500 medical device
and software companies (1994-9), and worked at NASA on development of space-based medical facilities
(1988-92). He received his medical degree at University of Wisconsin in 1985, and masters degree training
in aerospace medicine and human factors engineering at Wright State University in 1988.
John Gosbee, MD, MS is a Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and
Healthcare Specialist providing expertise to design of healthcare devices,
software, and architecture. His clients include large medical device companies
(e.g., Medtronic), healthcare delivery organizations (e.g., Northwestern
University), federal government (e.g., FDA), and other countries (e.g., Sweden
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John Gosbee Biography