Dr Andrej Robida is a retired pediatric cardiologist and an asociate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health.
Between 1979 and 1982 he trained as a fellow in pediatric cardiology at the University Pediatric Hospital in Ljubljana, Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam and Hospital for Sick Children in London. Thereafter, he worked at the University Pediatric Hospital in Ljubljana until 1989. From 1989 to 2001 he served as a consultant and director of pediatric cardiology at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar. In 2001 he took a positon of Head of the Department for Quality in Healthcare at Ministry of Health in Slovenia. He tried to establish an accreditation process in the country and edited the Accreditation Standards for Hospitals. He also prepared National Policy for the Development of Quality in Healthcare and was co-author of Slovenian Clinical Guidelines Manual, Methodology for Clinical Pathways and Practical Tools for Quality Improvement in Hospitals. At that time he served as a co-chair of Patient Safety Working Group at the European Commission. Dr Robida published several scientific papers in the field of pediatric cardiology including a textbook on Heart Disease in Children. His most recent publications concern quality and patient safety improvement such Pathway to clinical Excellence and the Manual on Root Cause Analysis. In 2010 he cofounded the Center for Quality and Patient Safety – PROSUNT. He lectures at the Faculty of Health Angela Boškin at postgraduate level where he introduced a curricula on quality improvement in healthcare and patient safety.
He is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety at National Patient Safety Foundation and expert at the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) of European Commission.