Samuel Flanders, M.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Beaumont Health

Samuel Flanders, M.D., serves as senior vice president, chief quality and safety officer, for Beaumont Health. He oversees quality and safety across the entire organization with an emphasis on providing high quality care in a safe environment for our patients. Dr. Flanders has led Quality, Safety & Clinical Effectiveness for Beaumont Health System since 2008. He is a pediatrician by training and has more than 20 years of experience in hospital quality and safety.

Before coming to Beaumont, Dr. Flanders was the senior vice president of medical quality at Clarian Health Partners (now Indiana University Health) in Indianapolis, Indiana where he built benchmarking and project management tools to track quality, designed and taught performance improvement to employees, and created tools to standardize and improve the safety and efficacy of medication administration.

Dr. Flanders earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at Methodist Hospital of Indiana.

In 1989, Dr. Flanders co-founded the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana to support, educate and encourage children with type 1 diabetes to better manage their disease through camping programs. Dr. Flanders  served as President of the DYFI from 2005-2012 and volunteers as a camp physician each summer.  He also has served on the board of Easter Seals of Michigan since 2012.

Dr. Flanders is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.