Kevin B. Churchwell, M.D.
Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
Thursday, November 3, 2016 • 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Kevin B. Churchwell, M.D., is the Executive Vice President, Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. He provides leadership, direction, integration and oversight for the medical delivery system, while partnering with the Chief Executive Officer on a full range of research, clinical, academic, operational and strategic issues.
Prior to joining Boston Children’s Dr. Churchwell was Chief Executive Officer for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. As the lead administrator in the Delaware Valley, Dr. Churchwell was actively driving efforts to increase the quality and affordability of care for all children. Under his leadership, the Leapfrog Group recognized Nemours duPont as one of 12 safest children’s hospitals. In the 2012-2013 Best Children’s Hospital edition of U.S. News & World Report, Nemours ranked in 9 out of the 10 programs recognized by the publication.
Dr. Churchwell also served as the CEO and Executive Director for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He previously served in several other capacities, including Chief-of-Staff, Medical Director for the Children’s Health and Injury Prevention Program, Medical Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Services, and Transport Director.
A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in Anesthesia and Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since 1993, Dr. Churchwell has been a clinician and faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners and is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Churchwell was recently appointed the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Churchwell resides in Newton, MA with his wife Gloria and has four children.