Mike Taigman, MA

Mike Taigman, MA, Improvement Guide for FirstWatch, is the organization’s leading expert in Improvement Science, Resilience, and Stress Management. His broad experience supports customers in a variety of ways. He helps turn data into actionable information, helps teams build their resilience using our neuroscience-based ResilientFirst system, and teaches stress management techniques that can be used by anyone anywhere.

As a street paramedic in Denver, he honed his clinical skills caring for patients and helping new paramedics learn to provide solid clinical care with kindness and compassion. As a popular conference educator, author of more than 600 articles in professional journals, an Associate Professor in the graduate program in Emergency Health Services Management at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Master’s Program in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership at the University of California San Francisco he’s focused on helping professionals save more lives, reduce suffering, and be more effective leaders.

Mike holds a master’s degree in Organizational Systems, and is frequently part of the faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.