Dr. Silber is the Nancy Abramson Wolfson Professor of Health Services Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology & Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School. Dr. Silber helped establish The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Outcomes Research in 1997 and has served as its director since its inception. Dr. Silber created the quality of care measure Failure-to-Rescue (FTR) in 1990. He has helped develop numerous outcome metrics including Prolonged Length of Stay, Conditional Length of Stay, and the Omega measure, and tools for assessing hospital quality of care using multivariate matching, including Template Matching and Indirect Standardization Matching. This is the third AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year that Dr. Silber has co-authored.