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.
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 Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. Since 1993, Dr. Churchwell has been a clinician and faculty member at Boston Children’s Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Churchwell was recently appointed the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School.