Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Names World-Renowned Pediatric Surgeon as New CEO (Omaha, NE)
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Board of Directors has announced that Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D., will serve as the pediatric health care leader’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, beginning October 19, 2015. Dr. Azizkhan will be a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors, and succeeds Gary A. Perkins, FACHE, who announced his approaching retirement last September.
Dr. Azizkhan comes to Children’s from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the nation’s top pediatric institutions, where he served as Surgeon-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Surgical Services and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. With 30 years of leadership experience in pediatric health care, Dr. Azizkhan has a well-established reputation for building outstanding clinical, education and research programs inside and outside the United States.