About Us

Our Leadership

Our Leadership and Administration

Vittorio Gallo

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D.

  • Interim Chief Academic Officer, Children’s National Hospital
  • Interim Director, Children’s National Research Institute
Catherine Bollard

Catherine Bollard, M.D., M.B.Ch.B.

  • Director, Center for Cancer & Immunology Research
  • Bosworth Chair for Cancer Biology
Lisa Guay-Woodford

Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, M.D.

  • McGehee Joyce Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Center for Translational Research
Tarik Haydar

Tarik Haydar, Ph.D.

  • Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
Anthony Sandler

Anthony Sandler, M.D.

  • Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care
  • Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Eric Vilain

Eric Vilain, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research
  • Geneticist
Kolaleh Eskandanian

Kolaleh Eskandanian, Ph.D., M.B.A., P.M.P.

  • Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Children’s National Hospital
  • Executive Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Robert Freishtat

Robert Freishtat, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Chief Biotechnology Officer
  • Associate Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research
Kerstin Hildebrandt

Kerstin Hildebrandt, M.S.H.S.

  • Vice President, Research Administration
Mihailo Kaplarevic

Mihailo Kaplarevic, Ph.D.

  • Chief Research Information Officer, Children’s National
  • Bioinformatics Division Chief, Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Children’s National Research Institute
Carmen Mendez

Carmen Mendez

  • Vice President, Finance & Academic Administration, Grants and Contracts

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