Posts by Alan Wikler, Psy.D. (he/him/his)
Alan Wikler Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and lean practitioner with a deep interest in healthcare quality, safety and improvement. He worked at the VA New York Harbor System for 31 years, first as a clinician and administrator in their substance abuse program, then as the Deputy Performance Improvement Manager, during which time he earned a Black Belt in Lean Performance Improvement, then created and ran the hospital’s Systems Redesign and Improvement Program until his retirement in 2022. He currently writes about healthcare performance improvement and patient safety, focusing on Psychological Safety in Healthcare.
Alan earned his Master of Arts (M.A) in Social Psychology at New York University and a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from Yeshiva University. He was a Clinical instructor in Psychiatry at New York University for over 25 years and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he taught Continuous Performance Improvement for healthcare leaders.
His hobbies include snorkeling, playing guitar, and astronomy.