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Steven J. Spear, D.B.A., M.S., M.S.

Senior Lecturer & Senior Fellow, MIT Sloan School of Management & Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Steven Spear is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with appointments in the management and engineering schools. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Principal of a consultancy that provides advisory and business process software services. He is the author of The High Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition, and articles in journals as diverse as Harvard Business Review, Annals of Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, and Spine, with many awards to his credit. His ideas have been proven in practice at Alcoa, Novelis, Intel, Intuit, the U.S. Army, and hospitals like Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Spear received his doctorate from Harvard, a masters in engineering and in management from MIT, and a bachelors in economics from Princeton.