Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series

Performance Monitoring and Surgeon Coaching to Enhance Patient Outcomes: The TopSurgeons Project

Antoine Duclos, MD, PhD

Professor of Public Health, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 

Director of Research on Healthcare Performance, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 

Head of Health Data Department, Lyon University Hospital

Antoine Duclos, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Public Health, who spent most of his professional life in Lyon and Paris plus a postdoctoral fellowship in Boston at CSPH. His training background is in the field of medicine and epidemiology, with methodological skills in data science and health services research. He holds positions as Director of the Research on Healthcare Performance lab (RESHAPE, INSERM U1290) at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Head of the Health Data Department at Lyon University Hospital.

Professor Duclos’ main research goals involve improving the care and the organization of public hospitals through the study of surgical performance. His primary research interest focuses on measuring, interpreting and reducing variation in surgical outcomes, including the development of valid indicators as well as innovative graphic tools to guide surgical teams towards a better understanding of their performance. Another research focus involves exploring the performance curve of surgeons during their career with the expectation to identify human and organizational factors that improve surgical quality, safety and efficiency.

Tuesday, January 17th

4:00-5:00 p.m. ET

Hybrid Webinar

BC-4118, 4th Floor, One Brigham Circle, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Webinar Registration

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the value of tracking surgical outcomes variation using control charts
  • Raise awareness among surgeons about their performance curve over the course of career
  • Present the TopSurgeons coaching project inspired from existing approaches in sport

Target Audience

This activity is intended for research faculty and trainees

Course Director

Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS

Michele and Howard J. Kessler Distinguished Chair of Surgery and Public Health
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.