Denice Cora-Bramble, M.D., M.B.A., is the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Ambulatory and Community Health Services at Children’s National Hospital in the District of Columbia. She is the first and only woman or minority to serve in this role. She leads the tri-state clinical operations of primary care and specialty ambulatory sites including specialty care locations, emergency departments, community health centers, pediatric practices, school-based health centers, mobile medical units, as well as nursing services in DC Public Schools and Public Charter Schools. Dr. Cora-Bramble is also Children's National Chief Diversity Officer.
After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree at George Washington University, Dr. Cora-Bramble completed her medical and pediatric residency training at Howard University and a Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University. Her professional development also included a three-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership fellowship. She held several leadership positions at the George Washington University Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, she served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.
Dr. Cora-Bramble is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is the recipient of the highest national honor in community pediatric education, the Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Pediatric Community Teaching Award. She was recognized by Johns Hopkins University with the Distinguished Alumna Award and was awarded the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Award by the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Center for Faculty Excellence in recognition of her significant achievements in the field of diversity and inclusion. The Washington Business Journal selected Dr. Cora-Bramble as a recipient of a “Woman Who Means Business” Award and the Washingtonian Magazine recognized her as one of Washington’s “Most Powerful Women.” She was featured in the book Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine, as one of 100 of the most prominent historical and contemporary Black women physicians in the U.S.