Susan Haas, MD, MSc.
Scientific Advisor, Ariadne Labs, Former Chairman of OB/GYN, Harvard Vanguard Health
Susan Haas, MD, MSc, is an obstetrician-gynecologist and researcher at Ariadne Labs focused on reducing risks to patient safety arising from health system expansion. Most recently she has focused on the issue of onboarding clinicians to new practice environments, including new hospitals or, in the case of COVID-19, new roles or units within a hospital. She brings long experience in the realm of health system affiliation As chief of Ob/Gyn at Atrius Health in Boston Dr. Haas oversaw a network of 100 clinicians located in 15 ambulatory sites who performed deliveries and surgery in 9 hospitals. During her tenure she led the incorporation of Harvard University Health Services Ob/Gyn department into Atrius ObGyn and planned for the redeployment of physicians, midwives, and patients out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and into four other Boston hospitals. Dr. Haas’ nonclinical work has focused on four areas: Physician Leadership, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety, Systems Engineering in Healthcare, and Practice Variation. In those roles she focused on development of future leaders; creation and sustainment of patient safety processes and culture; interpretation of health care operations, financing, and culture to systems engineers; and processes to measure, improve, and sustain quality outcomes. She served on boards of trustees for 2 large multisite medical groups, one hospital, and a medical malpractice insurance company. When not at Ariadne Labs,she serves as Medical Subject Matter Expert for the Open Health Services division at MITRE, Corp. Dr. Haas received her AB from Mount Holyoke College, her MD from Harvard Medical School, and her MSc from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency in ObGyn and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.