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Dr. Steven Altschuler, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., is the chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest hospital dedicated to the care of sick children. Children’s Hospital’s Board of Trustees elected him to his position in April 2000, after an intensive international search. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Physician-in-Chief and the first holder of the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Altschuler took the reins of the now 516-bed hospital, at the initiation of the greatest period of growth in the institution’s 158-year history.

As a clinician, scientific investigator and administrator, Dr. Altschuler came to his present position with broad academic health system experience. During his more than two decades at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Altschuler served as a physician-investigator, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and the Hospital’s Physician-in-Chief. In these roles, he led the development of new care delivery models, academic and research support mechanisms, and improved physician-hospital administration relationships that fostered growth and enhanced the prominence of the Hospital’s clinical, research and educational programs.

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