Meghan Dierks, MD
Dr. Dierks has been an invited lecturer on these topics in a number of national and international forums. Most recently, she was invited to speak at a workshop on Medical Device software safety supported by the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program (SCACP)
Training and Previous Key Positions: Dr. Dierks is a board certified general surgeon who trained at Washington University, St. Louis, MO and the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. She completed the Harvard-MIT Program in BioMedical Informatics supported by an NLM-training grant and was the Douglas Porter Fellow in Informatics at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has a baccalaureate degree from Brown University, and an MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston. In addition to her academic position at Harvard Medical School, she has been a Visiting Scholar and Research Affiliate at MIT, and is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland’s Division of Reliability Engineering.
She is a former Executive Medical Director for GE Healthcare IT where she provided clinical input to design controls and was responsible for risk analysis for Healthcare IT. In her role as Executive Medical Director, Dr. Dierks also held a leadership role in clinical research operations across all of GE Healthcare.
Dr. Dierks spent three years with the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health working on a range of cross-departmental projects under the Deputy Director that focused on risk analysis, mitigation and strategic planning around medical devices shortages.
She is a former consultant to the Harvard Risk Management Foundation.
Dr. Dierks is an ad hoc reviewer for the following journals:
- International Journal of Medical Informatics
- Quality & Safety in Health Care (QSHC)
- IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Proceedings
- International System Safety Society Proceedings
- Journal of the American College of Surgeons
- Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Proceedings
She has been an active member of the following professional organizations:
- American Medical Informatics Society
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
- Society for Technology in Anesthesia
- Society for Medical Simulation
- International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management System Safety