Covid-19: Facts, Hopes, Challenges – A Special Briefing and Q&A with Cleveland Clinic

Every aspect of our personal and professional lives is currently affected by COVID-19. Why is the virus so dangerous? How long does it take to develop a vaccine? How do you offer protection of for staff in non-healthcare environments? Join us as we invited three leading US and UK-based health practitioners from Cleveland Clinic to offer us some facts, hopes and challenges.

This special event is part of BAB’s efforts to draw on expert experience, knowledge and insight from companies within our membership to the benefits of other members. It is a great opportunity to learn first-hand from those who, in their daily jobs, help fight the crisis on the frontline. During the 60-minute webinar session, we will see presentations from our guest speakers and then allow questions from our audience.

The Panel:

  • James Gutierrez Chief of Quality Safety and Patient Experience, Cleveland Clinic London
  • Steve Gordon, Chairman, Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic
  • Nick Losseff, Medical Director, Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic London, Consultant Neurologist

Meet the Panel

James F. Gutierrez, MD | Chief of Quality, Safety and Patient Experience
Dr. Gutierrez is an Internal Medicine physician by training and has been with Cleveland Clinic for over 20 years. In his current role, he is responsible for developing the Quality, Patient Safety, and Patient Experience programs for Cleveland Clinic London, which will open its doors in early 2021. Prior to moving to London in the fall of 2018, Dr. Gutierrez served as the Chair of the Department of Community Internal Medicine, as well as the President and Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Medicare ACO. He continues to serve on the Clinic’s Board of Governors, the elected medical staff leadership group. Dr. Gutierrez received his BA in Biochemistry (1996), as well as his MD degree (1990), from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a Chief Residency year, at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. His interests include quality and safety in health care, patient experience and engagement, and physician leadership development.

Steven M. Gordon is the Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  He is Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University. He has an interest in prevention of nosocomial infections and has served on HICPAC (2003-7).  His clinical interests include infective endocarditis including cardiac electronic implantable device infections as well as opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. He is a Fellow in the American College of Internal Medicine and a Member of the Infectious Disease Society of America. He attended Hamilton College and Cornell University Medical College with a subsequent internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospital and Clinics. He was an Epidemic Intelligence Officer in the Hospital Infections Program at the Centers for Disease Control and did a fellowship in infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine. He enjoys tennis and jogging with his dogs (Lola and Milo) and spending time with his wife, Anne, and three beautiful daughters.

Dr Nick Losseff is the Medical Director for Strategic Alliances and Global Patient Services at Cleveland Clinic London Nick is a consultant neurologist at The National Hospital, Queen Square and University College London Hospitals. He sub-specialises in stroke and vascular neurology.
He has a major interest in healthcare strategy and has held several senior leadership positions in the NHS, including Medical Director of North Central London NHS and London Clinical Director for Neuroscience. He is best known for his work to improve stroke services, previously leading development of the first 24/7 thrombolysis service in North London and the highly successful London Stroke Strategy through its crucial stages.
Nick is passionate about quality and is committed to delivering a coordinated approach for global patients, and alliances that will enhance the care of all CCL patients.


Thursday 21 May


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST

11:00 AM – 12:00PM EDT


Zoom Virtual Webinar