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Kurt Newman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, is a surgeon and recognized leader in pediatric health both nationally and in Washington, D.C.
Executive Vice President
Chief Academic Officer
Mark Batshaw, M.D., Executive Vice President, Physician-in-Chief and Chief Academic Officer, also serves as Director of Children’s National Research Institute at Children's National Hospital. Dr. Batshaw is professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics, and associate dean of academic affairs at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Nathaniel Beers, M.D., M.P.A., F.A.A.P., President of HSC Health Care System, is a general and developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Children's National Hospital.
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Ambulatory and Community Health ServicesChief Diversity Officer
Denice Cora-Bramble, M.D., M.B.A., is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory and Community Health Services at Children's National Hospital. Dr. Cora-Bramble also serves as Chief Diversity Officer.
Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., is Chief Research Officer at Children’s National Hospital. As an internationally renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Gallo works to establish and enhance collaborations between research and clinical programs, while developing and implementing the Children’s National Research Institute’s strategic vision.
Kathleen Chavanu Gorman, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., is Executive Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer at Children's National Hospital. Kathy is a nurse leader who has advanced patient safety, quality and clinical resource management to improve care outcomes and inform policy for children and families.
Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq, is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Children's National Hospital. She oversees legal services, risk management, compliance, internal audit, insurance, workers' compensation and captive management at Children's National.
DeAnn Marshall, MHA, is President of the Children’s Hospital Foundation at Children’s National Hospital. DeAnn brings exceptional development leadership, has a history of exceeding fundraising targets and embraces the power of partnership.
Interim Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer
Michelle McGuire, MBA, is interim executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Children's National Hospital. She is also the vice president of International Affairs. She serves as an adviser to the CEO by providing strategic oversight and ensuring alignment of organizational priorities. Michelle’s responsibilities also include leading special projects for the health system and partnering with members of the executive team on the execution of critical business functions across the organization.
Roger Packer, M.D., is Senior Vice President for the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Children's National Hospital. He is also the Gilbert Distinguished Professor of Neurofibromatosis, and directs the Gilbert Neurofibromatosis and Brain Tumor Institutes.
Anthony Sandler, M.D., is Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care and also the Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Hospital. He is the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor in Pediatric Surgery and also a principal investigator in the Immunology Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
Linda Talley, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., NE-BC, is Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at Children's National Hospital. She joined Children’s National as a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Executive Vice President
Chief People Officer
Darryl Varnado is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Children's National Hospital. He joined Children’s National in 2012 and focuses on leading the workforce at Children’s National through leadership and talent development, and taking the institution to new heights in human resources processes.
Charles Weinstein, Esq., is Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate and Facilities Officer at Children’s National Hospital. In this role, Charles oversees growth of the health system’s medical and research facilities, and he is integral to improving functionality of the main hospital campus and outpatient locations.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital and Specialty Services
David Wessel, M.D., is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital and Specialty Services, and the Ikaria Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Medicine at Children's National Hospital. He is also professor of anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pediatrics at the George Washington University.