Steven B. Meisel, PharmD, CPPS

System Director of Medication Safety, M Health Fairview

Steven Meisel the System Director of Medication Safety for M Health Fairview, an integrated health system based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In this role he is responsible for all aspects of medication safety improvement, as well as related measurement, reporting, educational and cultural initiatives.  Dr. Meisel has served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement safety since 1997.

Dr. Meisel received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1979 and his BS in Pharmacy in 1977 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  Prior to his affiliation with Fairview, he was Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul and Chief of Pharmacy, Keams Canyon Indian Hospital in Arizona.

Dr. Meisel is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety and the Rho Chi Society. In 2000 he was named one of the state’s top 100 most influential health care leaders by Minnesota Physician.  Dr. Meisel was the winner of the 2000 Innovative Solutions Award by the National Patient Safety Foundation, the 2002 Best Practices Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the 2002 Cheers Award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.  In 2003, the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists named him the Pharmacist of the Year.  He was a finalist Excellence in Medication Use Safety Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2004 and again in 2014.  In 2005 he was the winner of the University Health-System Consortium (UHC) Excellence in Quality and Safety Award.  In 2018, Meisel was the winner of the Sylvia Moss Brown Award for Excellence issued by the American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX).

In 2012, Dr. Meisel became one of the first Certified Professionals in Patient Safety under the auspices of the National Patient Safety Foundation. Meisel has authored or co-authored 36 publications.