Stephen A. Knych
Adventist Health System
Stephen Knych, MD is vice president of clinical effectiveness and chief quality and patient safety officer for Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Prior to this role, he was senior patient safety officer for Florida Hospital System and the division chief of clinical excellence and patient safety for Florida Hospital Celebration Health. During an extensive military medical career, he served as chief orthopaedic consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General, chief of civil support health preparedness and plans, directorate of homeland security of the civil support division, and chief of disaster and trauma systems development. As a clinician and health care executive, he has delivered patient care in ambulatory clinics and hospitals, and also helped develop operational and strategic-level health care plans, policies and programs. Dr. Knych has served as an expert medical consultant on four national Medicare patient harm studies. In addition to his medical degree, Knych also holds a master's degree in business administration, and a master’s in Theology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a retired colonel of the United States Air Force and was awarded the Legion of Merit in May 2006.