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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Geoffrey Bird, MD, MSIS, FAAP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Voting member)
Titus Chan, MD, MS, MPP, Seattle Children’s Hospital
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, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (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, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (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)
Mary Lukacs, RN, BSN, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Co-Chair, Audit 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)
Subhadra Shashidharan, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Voting member and Surgical Liaison)
Andrew Shin, MD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University (Voting member)
Page Steadman, APN, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital (Patient/Parent Liaison)
Kay Stewart-Huey, VP, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Chair, Finance Committee; Hospital Executive Liaison)
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)

Scientific Review Committee

Nancy Ghanayem, MD, MS, 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
Justin Elhoff, MD, MSCR, Sunrise Children’s Hospital
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Eric Graham, MD, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital
Jim Hammel, MD, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health
Marcus Haw, MD, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FECTS, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health
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
Sara Pasquali, MD, MHS, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Tia Raymond, MD, Medical City 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, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Jim St. Louis, MD, Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital
Page Steadman, APN, Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital
Sarah Tabbutt, MD, PhD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Yuen Lie Tjoeng, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Priscilla Yu, MD, Children’s Medical Center Dallas

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
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 National Medical Center
Deborah Frank, MD, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Janie Garza, MSN, RN, CCRN, Medical City Children’s Hospital
Nancy Ghanayem, MD, MS, Advocate Children’s Hospital
Jack Green, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Minoo Kavarana, MD, FACS, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s
Mary Lukacs, RN, BSN Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Neysa Noreen, MS, RHIA, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
Parthak Prodhan, MD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Jun Sasaki, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
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)
Mary Lukacs, RN, BSN, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Co-Chair)

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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
Aaron DeWitt, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Justin Elhoff, MD, MSCR, Sunrise Children’s Hospital
Josh Koch, MD, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Andrew Koth, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Kim Parrigin-Syme, MA, BSN, RN, CPN, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health
Jenny Root, RT, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Jun Sasaki, MD, Boston 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
Sarah Youngberg, BS, Primary Children’s Hospital
Hayden Zaccagni, MD, Children’s Hospital of Alabama

Finance Committee

Kay Stewart-Huey, VP, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Chair)

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Geoffrey Bird, MD, MSIS, FAAP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Aaron DeWitt, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Darren Klugman, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Mark Scheurer, MD, MSc, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital
Steven Schwartz, MD, MSc, The Hospital for Sick Children
Jason Simpson, Parent Liaison
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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Solange BenjaminThorpe, MD, Atrium Health
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, MD, MSCR, Sunrise Children’s Hospital
Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP
Richard Lion, DO, MPH, FAAP, Dell Children’s Medical Center
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, Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital
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
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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