Theodore Passineau, JD is a Senior Clinical Risk Management Consultant at Medical Protective. He has worked in the field of professional liability since 1987 as a medical and dental malpractice defense attorney, Risk Management Consultant, Director of Risk Management, and Director of Continuing Medical Education for both doctor-owned and commercial professional liability insurers. In his career, Ted has provided instruction to thousands of physicians, dentists and hospital staffs across the United States and internationally, and has written extensively on various professional liability-related topics. In addition to his academic credentials, Ted has been trained in Healthcare Mediation and Conflict Resolution by the Harvard School of Public Health and Clinician-Patient Communication by the Institute for Healthcare Communication. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ted resides in Michigan, and provides risk management services for the upper Midwest and Northeast regions for Medical Protective.