Leadership

Together our hospital leadership, clinical leaders and hospital board fulfill the mission of providing the best possible care for children in a family-friendly, compassionate environment. 

Hospital Administration

Margaret G. Rush, M.D.
President

John Thomas, M.D.
Chief of Staff

Steven A. Webber, M.B.Ch.B., MRCP 
Pediatrician-in-Chief
James C. Overall Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Jeffrey S. Upperman, M.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

John W. Brock, III, M.D. 
Monroe Carell Jr. Chair
Senior Vice President of Pediatric Surgical Services

Kathryn D. Krause, MSN, R.N., NNP-BC, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer

Jim Hollender, MBA, M.S.
Chief Operating Officer

Christopher W. Lee, MSHA, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Ambulatory Services

Mike McConnell, MHA
Director, VUMC Finance, Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Division leadership

Adolescent Medicine – Todd Callahan, M.D.

Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine – Paul E. Moore, M.D.

Anesthesiology – Jill E. Killkelly, M.D.  

Cardiology – H. Scott Baldwin, M.D.

Cardiovascular Surgery – David P. Bichell, M.D. 

Child Development - Paul E. Moore, M.D., interim

Critical Care Medicine – Fred Lamb, M.D., Ph.D.

Diagnostic Imaging – Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D. 

Emergency Medicine – Cristina Estrada, M.D.

Endocrinology and Diabetes – William E. Russell, M.D.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition – Sari A. Acra, M.D.

General Pediatrics – Shari Barkin, M.D.

General Surgery – Harold Lovvorn III, M.D. interim

Genetics & Genomic Medicine – Rizwan Hamid, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, FACMG

Hematology and Oncology – Debra L. Friedman, M.D.

Hospital Medicine – Derek Williams, MPH, M.D.

Infectious Diseases – Mark Denison, M.D.

Neonatology – Susan Guttentag, M.D.

Nephrology – Kathy Jabs, M.D.

Neurology – Kevin C. Ess, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgery – John C. Wellons, III, M.D., MSPH

Ophthalmology – Sean P. Donahue, M.D., Ph.D. 

Orthopaedics – Gregory A. Mencio, M.D.  

Otolaryngology – Christopher T. Wootten, M.D., FACS, FAAP

Outreach Medicine - Kris Rehm, M.D.

Pathology - Joyce Johnson, M.D.

Plastic Surgery - Michael S. Golinko, M.D.

Rheumatology – T. Brent Graham, M.D.

Urology – John Pope IV, M.D.

Vaccine Research Program – Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D.