Yael K. Heher MDCM, FRCSC, MPH
Yael K. Heher MDCM, FRCSC, MPH

Associate Chief of Pathology, Quality and Safety
Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Quality & Safety
Mass General Brigham Enterprise Laboratory Service

Dr. Yael K. Heher is the Associate Chief of Pathology, Quality and Safety and the Head of Renal Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. At the Mass General Brigham enterprise level, Dr. Heher oversees Quality and Safety for the system-wide laboratory service, including Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton Wellesley, North Shore, and all MGB affiliated sites. She holds numerous national leadership roles in quality and safety, including chairing the Association of Pathology Chairs Training Residents in Patient Safety workgroup, mandated to design and implement a nationwide patient safety curriculum for pathology trainees. She also sits on various College of American Pathologists and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology committees, including those tasked with quality and safety oversight and federal and state policy. She has a special interest in patient and employee safety and risk.