Bradley “Vince” Watts
Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety & Value (10E2), Veterans Health Administration
Bradley “Vince” Watts, MD, Director of the VA Inter-Professional Fellowship in Patient Safety and Director of the Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety Program, was detailed as the Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety, & Value (QSV) effective January 2018. Dr. Watts led the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) for the previous several months as the Interim Executive Director.
Vince is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, and a Master in Public Health at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Watts began his career in the VA in 1998 when he served as the Director of Inpatient and Acute Mental Health Services at the White River Junction VA. He joined the VA National Center for Patient Safety in 2006 and directs educational programs including Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety (CRQS) and the VA Interprofessional Fellowship in Patient Safety. Dr. Watts is on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School where he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. We will very much benefit from his expertise and excellent record of leadership!