Joseph Jacobson, M.D., has served as the Chief Quality Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2011. Before joining Dana-Farber, Dr. Jacobson was chairman of medicine at North Shore Medical Center. As part of the Partners Healthcare system, he co-developed the Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program. He has an extensive track record in quality measurement and quality improvement, serving as a founding member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), as co-developer of the ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Safety Standards and as recent past Chair of the ASCO Quality of Care Committee. He is the 2019 recipient of ASCO’s Joseph V. Simone Award and Lecture for Excellence in Quality and Safety in the Care of Patients With Cancer. In speaking with the Betsy Lehman Center about his work, Dr. Jacobson credited Dr. Simone, numerous individuals at ASCO, and others in the patient safety field who influence his thinking and work in safety systems improvement.