Program Leads

Our dedicated leadership team

Coordinating Center Leadership

PC⁴ Committees & Committee Members

Executive Committee

Sarah Tabbutt, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (Executive Director)

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Jeffrey Alten, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Voting member)
Geoffrey Bird, MD, MSIS, FAAP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Voting member)
Nikhil Chanani, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Voting member and Co-Chair, Database Committee)
John Charpie, MD, PhD, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Administrative Liaison)
David Cooper, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Emeritus)
John Costello, MD, MPH, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s (Voting member)
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Emeritus)
William Gaynor, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Voting member and Surgical Liaison)
Nancy Ghanayem, MD, Advocate Children’s Hospital (Emeritus and Chair, Scientific Review Committee)
Andy Glatz, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Catheterization Liaison)
Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP, University of Florida (Emeritus)
Darren Klugman, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Voting member and Chair, Quality Committee)
Javier Lasa, MD, FAAP, Texas Children’s Hospital (Voting member and Co-Chair, Database Committee)
Nicolas Madsen, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (PAC3 Liaison)
Tia Raymond, MD, Medical City Children’s Hospital (Voting member)
Mark Scheurer, MD, MSc, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital (Emeritus and Administrative Liaison)
Jennifer Schuette MD, MS, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Voting member and Co-Chair, Audit Committee
Kurt Schumacher, MD, MHS, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Director, Data Coordinating Center)
Steven Schwartz, MD, MSc, The Hospital for Sick Children (Emeritus and Chair, Finance Committee
Page Steadman, APN, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital (Patient/Parent Liaison)
Kay Stewart-Huey, VP, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Hospital Executive Liaison)
James Tweddell, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Voting member)
David Vener, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital (Anesthesia Liaison)
Kelly Veneziale, RN, BSN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Nursing Liaison)
David Werho, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (Chair, Public Relations Committee)
Hayden Zaccagni, MD, Children’s Hospital of Alabama (Co-Chair, Audit Committee)

Scientific Review Committee

Nancy Ghanayem, MD, Advocate Children’s Hospital (Chair)

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Jeffrey Alten, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Peta Alexander, MBBS, Boston Children’s Hospital
David Bailly, DO, Primary Children’s Hospital
Josh Blinder, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
John Charpie, MD, PhD, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Eric Graham, MD, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital
Jim Hammel, MD, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha
Marcus Haw, MD, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FECTS, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum
Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP, All Children’s Hospital
Darren Klugman, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Anita Krishnan, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
Swati Kunduri, PhD, Parent Liaison
David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Michael-Alice Moga, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Sara Pasquali, MD, MHS, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Michael Ruppe, MD, Norton Children’s Hospital
Kurt Schumacher, MD, MHS, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Subhadra Shashidharan, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Andrew Smith, MD, MSCI, MMHC, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Melissa Smith-Parrish, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Page Steadman, APN, Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Sarah Tabbutt, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Yuen Lie Tjoeng, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Database Committee

Nikhil Chanani, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Co-Chair)
Javier Lasa, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital (Co-Chair)

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Jeffrey Alten, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Geoffrey Bird, MD, MSIS, FAAP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Julie Bushnell, MSN, BSN, PNP, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
John Butcher, RN, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Titus Chan, MD, MSCI, MPP, Seattle Children’s Hospital
David Cooper, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Yuliya Domnina, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC
Janet Donohue, MPH, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Deborah Frank, MD, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Janie Garza, MSN, RN, CCRN, Medical City Children’s Hospital
Nancy Ghanayem, MD, Advocate Children’s Hospital
Jack Green, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Minoo Kavarana, MD, FACS, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s
Calypso Laubhan, RN, BSN, CPN, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Mary Lukacs, RN, BSN Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Michael Muhame, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Neysa Noreen, MS, RHIA, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
Parthak Prodhan, MD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Lucas Saenz, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC
Jun Sasaki, MD, Nicklaus Healthcare
Jen Schuette, MD, MS, John Hopkins Hospital
Kurt Schumacher, MD, MHS, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Andrew Shin, MD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Andrew Smith, MD, MSCI, MMHC, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Jim St. Louis, MD, FACC, FACS, Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Suzanne Hamilton Strong, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Sarah Tabbutt, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Mekdela Tirfe, MSN, RN, Children’s National Medical Center
Kelly Veneziale, RN, BSN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Rebecca Zahn-Schaefer, MSN, BSN, RN, Texas Children’s

Audit Committee

Jen Schuette, MD, MS, John Hopkins Hospital (Co-Chair)
Hayden Zaccagni, MD, Children’s Hospital of Alabama (Co-Chair)

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David Bailly, DO, Primary Children’s Hospital
Julie Bushnell, MSN, BSN, PNP, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Geoffrey Bird, MD, MSIS, FAAP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
John Butcher, RN, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Nikhil Chanani, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Janet Donohue, MPH, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Justin Elhoff, MD, MSCR, Texas Children’s Hospital
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Josh Koch, MD, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Mary Lukacs, RN, BSN, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Michael-Alice Moga, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Tia Raymond, MD, Medical City Children’s Hospital
Jenny Root, RT, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Sarah Tabbutt, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Kelly Veneziale, RN, BSN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Melissa Wiggins, RN, BSN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Finance Committee

Steven Schwartz, MD, MSc, The Hospital for Sick Children (Chair)

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Aaron DeWitt, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Darren Klugman, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Mark Scheurer, MD, MSc, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital
Jason Simpson, Parent Liaison
Kay Stewart-Huey, VP, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
David Werho, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Sarah Tabbutt, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
David Cooper, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Quality Committee

Darren Klugman, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Chair)

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Claudia Algaze, MD, MS, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Jeffrey Alten, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Will Cagle, MD, CPHQ, Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Laura Commodore, RN, BSN, CCRN, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
David Cooper, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Aaron Dewitt, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Thomas Dietzman, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Yuliya Domnina, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC
Charlotta Eriksson, MHA, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Michael Fundora, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Nancy Ghanayem, MD, Advocate Children’s Hospital
Seth Gray, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Alaina Hale, NP, Children’s of Dallas
Josh Koch, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Katie Kennedy, MPH, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Calypso Laubhan, RN, BSN, CPN, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Anita Marcelo, Parent Liaison
Amy McCammond, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Ashley Moellinger, MSN, CPNP-AC, Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Holly McClellan, RN, BSN, CPPS, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Michael-Alice Moga, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Dana Mueller, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Pooja Nawathe, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Bridget Norton, MD, MBA, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha
Michal Palmon, BSc., MPH, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Tia Raymond, MD, Medical City Children’s Hospital
Jun Sasaki, MD, Nicklaus Healthcare
Andrew Shin, MD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Melissa Smith-Parrish, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mekdela Tirfe, RN, MSN, Children’s National Medical Center
David Werho, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Joshua Wolovits, MD, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Hayden Zaccagni, MD, Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Janet Zarling, APRN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Program Committee

Sarah Tabbutt, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (Chair)

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Rambod Amirnovin, MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Solange BenjaminThorpe, MD, Atrium Health
Julie Bushnell, MSN, BSN, PNP, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Nikhil Chanani, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
David Cooper, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jay Duncan, Cook Children’s Hospital
Justin Elhoff, Texas Children’s Hospital
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP
Richard Lion, DO, MPH, FAAP, Loma Linda University
Mary Lukacs, RN, BSN, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Dana Mueller, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Tia Raymond, MD, Medical City Children’s Hospital
Andy Shin, MD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Jim St. Louis, MD, FACC, FACS, Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Lie Tjoeng, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Kelly Veneziale, RN, BSN, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
David Werho, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Public Relations Committee

David Werho, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego (Chair)

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Shanelle Clark, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Anita Marcelo, Parent Liaison
Tara Neumayr, MD, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Amy Root, Parent Liaison
Jason Simpson, Parent Liaison

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Titus Chan, MD, MS, MPP, Seattle Children’s Hospital (Chair)

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Claudia Algaze-Yojay, MD, MS, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Solange BenjaminThorpe, MD, Atrium Health
Geoff Bird, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Marissa Brunetti, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Shanelle Clark, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Aaron DeWitt, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jack Green, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Anita Krishnan, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
Apart Kulkarni, MD, MSc, Northwell Health
Michael Muhame, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children
Pooja Nawathe, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Lie Tjoeng, MD, MS, Seattle Children’s Hospital
David Werho, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Karl Welke, MD, MPH, Atrium Health

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