Michael Fox, BSN

Perinatal CLINICAL Expert

Michael is a longtime perinatal educator who worked for 16 years at the University of California at San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, teaching and consulting on a regular basis to over 20 hospitals from rural to urban settings and working as a clinical nurse on the Labor and Delivery Unit, with high-risk antepartum and labor and delivery patients. In addition, Michael has a long background in media development including writing; co-producing and hosting an award winning video series for Kaiser Permanente called “Situational Awareness In Fetal Heart Monitoring” which is used as for interdisciplinary FHR education in hospitals across the US.


Michael is the Director of the Perinatal Resource Group, a company that provides obstetrical team training, with an emphasis on clinical decision-making, collaborative practice and seminars on FHR tracing interpretation and management.

In addition to his work in improving perinatal care Michael has led improvement initiatives in patient safety in a variety of medical domains. He served as the co-project investigator of Patient Safety Project at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), funded by a University Hospital Consortium Grant. The project remains the voice of the bedside nurse for patient safety issues. Its members are actively involved in debriefing near misses, complicated outcomes and sentinel events throughout the medical center, and presenting these debriefings in a quarterly forum called “Stories from the Bedside.”

Michael served as the “Nurse Champion” for the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The focus of the TOP program was to improve patient safety at 3 bay area medical surgical units through interdisciplinary training sessions and unit-based initiatives focused on improving communication, and team performance.

In addition to his continued work in perinatal safety and education Michael currently is the Clinical Program Director of The Change Agent Program (CAP), at the UCSF Center for Health Professions. The emphasis of the program is on change and change management. The program participants are comprised of a diverse mix of clinical and non-clinical health care workers who the project helps acquire the core skills needed to promote and lead change within the hospitals they work in.

Mr. Fox holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University.