Becker’s Pediatric Leadership Podcast


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  1. Judson Ivy, Ensemble's CEO and Founder & Matthew Love, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

    Judson Ivy, Ensemble's CEO and Founder, and Matthew Love, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children's Hospital discuss what can be done to improve healthcare in America.
    This episode is sponsored by Ensemble Health Partners (https://www.ensemblehp.com/).

  2. Matt Hawkins, CEO of Waystar on the Pediatric Revenue Cycle

    This episode features a fireside chat with Matt Hawkins of Waystar as part of Becker's Pediatric Leadership Virtual Forum. Here Matt discusses simplifying healthcare payments and the future of RCM for Children's Hospitals.
    This podcast is sponsored by Waystar (https://www.waystar.com/).

  3. Jodi Coombs, Executive Vice President and COO of Children's Mercy Kansas City

    This episode features Jodi Coombs, Executive Vice President and COO of Children's Mercy Kansas City (Mo.). Here, she joined the podcast to talk about her big priorities today and how the pandemic made Children's Mercy re-think provider wellness initiatives. She also talked about the important characteristics of resilient leaders today.

  4. Gary Gooden, Chief Technology and Security Officer at Seattle Children's

    This episode features Gary Gooden, Chief Technology and Security Officer of Seattle Children's. Here, he discussed the evolving security priorities and threats in healthcare. He also touched on his zero-trust strategic plan and why it's important for IT leaders in healthcare to think about the tech last when integrating new applications.

  5. Dr. Karen Keough, Pediatrician and Child Neurologist

    In this episode, Dr. Karen Keough, a pediatrician and child neurologist in Austin, Texas, joined the podcast to speak about the big trends in pediatric neurology, career development and advice for women physicians in male-dominated specialties.

  6. Lara Khouri, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

    This episode features Lara Khouri, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at Children s Hospital Los Angeles. Here, she discusses her top priorities in the coming year, how she thinks we can improve the U.S. healthcare system, and more.

  7. Kolaleh Eskandanian, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Children’s National Hospital

    This episode features Kolaleh Eskandanian, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Children s National Hospital. Here, she discusses her career journey, her role as CIO, and more.

  8. Larry Levine, President and CEO of Blythedale Children's Hospital

    This episode features Larry Levine, President and CEO of Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. Here, he discusses the importance of hospital CEO advocacy. He also discussed why it's so important to advocate on behalf of children's access to care and the big issues for the coming months.

  9. Rick Majzun, Chief Operating Officer at Stanford Children’s Hospital

    This episode features Rick Majzun, Chief Operating Officer at Stanford Children s Hospital. Here, he discusses his points of pride in the hospital, his top priorities for the institution, and more.

  10. John Cleveland, Pediatric Heart Surgeon at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

    This episode features Dr. John Cleveland, Pediatric Heart Surgeon at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Here, he describes a pioneering procedure he performed to save a premature baby's life. He also talked about what it was like to grow up the son of a heart surgeon and what inspires him every day.

  11. Anthony Magit, Medical Director at UC San Diego Human Research Protections Program & Professor of Surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital

    This episode features Anthony Magit, Medical Director at UC San Diego Human Research Protections Program & Professor of Surgery at Rady Children s Hospital. Here, he discusses what the HRP Program is, his work in protecting clinical research participants, and more.

  12. Rahul Gupta, Chief Medical Officer at March of Dimes

    This episode features Rahul Gupta, Chief Medical Officer at March of Dimes. Here he discusses what March of Dimes focuses on today, addressing maternal and infant health, health inequities that influence preventable infant mortality, and more.

  13. James E. Stein MD, FACS, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

    This episode features James E. Stein MD, FACS, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Here he discusses a few points of pride in Children's Hospital Los Angeles and how they have handled and mitigated Covid as well as provides advice to emerging leaders.

  14. Jennifer Olson, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Operations at Children’s Minnesota

    This episode features Jennifer Olson, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Operations at Children s Minnesota. Here, she discusses her top goals moving into 2021, her career journey, and more.

  15. Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cook Children’s Hospital

    This episode features Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cook Children s Health Care System. Here, she discusses her career journey, her top priorities for 2021, and more.

  16. Lynne Georgopoulos, NP, VP Regulatory Strategy, Certara – Addressing Challenges in Pediatric Drug Development

    Lynne Georgopoulos, NP, Vice President of Regulatory Strategy at Certara, joins the podcast to share with us her insights on pediatric drug development. She touches on the history of pediatric drug regulations, current chall...

  17. John Flanagan, Vice President of Operations at Blythedale Children's Hospital

    In this episode, John Flanagan, Vice President of Operations at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., discussed the evolution of telehealth for pediatric care and the $30 million renovation project the hospital is planning in the coming years. He also shared 3 tips for emerging leaders in the healthcare industry to grow their network.

  18. Scott Wilkerson, Senior Vice President & Chief Integration and Business Development Officer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    This episode features Scott Wilkerson, Senior Vice President & Chief Integration and Business Development Officer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children s Hospital of Chicago. Here, he discusses his current top priorities, his focus on children s preventive care, and more.

  19. Terrence Geiger, Senior Vice President and Deputy Director for Academic and Biomedical Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    This episode features Terrence Geiger, Senior Vice President and Deputy Director for Academic and Biomedical Operations at St. Jude Children s Research Hospital. Here, he discusses his points of pride in the system, his career journey, and more.

  20. Victor Carrasco, CEO of the East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital

    This episode features Victor Carrasco, CEO of the East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital. Here, he discusses how safety net hospitals are getting through the pandemic economically, his best advice for emerging leaders, and more.

  21. Zafar Chaudry, Senior Vice President & CIO at Seattle Children's

    This episode features Zafar Chaudry, Senior Vice President & CIO at Seattle Children's. Here, he discusses his top priorities in the coming weeks, the transition from in person to online work in his hospital, and more.

  22. Pediatric Leadership - Unique Challenges Faced by Pediatric Leadership and What to Do About Them

    This episode features a session from Becker's Healthcare CEO + CFO Virtual Event: Pediatric Leadership Forum Part 1 - Unique Challenges Faced by Pediatric Leadership and What to Do About Them. The conversation includes insight from the following speakers:

    * Jodi Carter, MD, chief clinical integration officer at Phoenix Children s
    * Nancy Mendelsohn, MD, CMO of complex health solutions at UnitedHealthcare
    * Michael Lee, MD, executive director and medical director in the department of accountable care and clinical integration at Boston Children's Hospital
    * David Rubin, MD, attending physician, director of the PolicyLab and director of population health innovation at Children s Hospital of Philadelphia

  23. Madeline Bell, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    This episode features Madeline Bell, President and CEO of Children s Hospital of Philadelphia. Here, she discusses her leadership journey, her points of pride in the hospital, and more.

  24. Paul Viviano, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

    This episode features Paul Viviano, President and CEO of Children s Hospital Los Angeles. Here, he discusses his experience working at a dedicated children s hospital, his best advice for emerging leaders, and more.

  25. Allyson Boodram, Medical Director for Pediatric Services at Atrium Health

    This episode features Allyson Boodram, Medical Director for Pediatric Services at Atrium Health. Here, she discusses her experience volunteering during 9/11 as a third year medical student, her diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer, and more.

  26. Mark Sevco, President of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

    This episode features Mark Sevco, President of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Here, he discusses points of pride in his hospital, his best advice for other leaders, and more.

  27. Alison Tothy, an Associate Professor in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago

    This episode features Alison Tothy, an Associate Professor in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. Here, she discusses where her focus is today, how we can do better caring for our physicians and healthcare workers, and more.

  28. Deborah Berini on Leadership in Academic Medicine, Goal Setting, and More

    This episode features Deborah Berini, President of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Children s Hospital. Here, she discusses her journey to leadership in academic medicine, the importance of goal setting in success, and more.
    This discussion was originally recorded for the Becker's Healthcare Podcast and posted on June 26th.

  29. Paul Kempinski on Tech, COVID-19, Great Nurses and More



  30. Dr. Suken Shah and Dr. Alfred Atanda on pediatric care in the COVID-19 era and more

    This episode was originally recorded for the Becker's Healthcare Podcast and posted on May 17th.

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