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Pediatric Hospitalists Climb the Corporate Ladder


Pediatric hospitalists around the country have made inroads into hospital administration roles. Here are some of the movers and shakers:

Erin Stucky Fisher, MD, FAAP, MHM, medical director for quality improvement at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego

Paul Hain, MD, associate chief of staff and medical director for performance management and improvement, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tenn.

Sanford Meltzer, MD, MBA, senior vice president for strategic planning at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Stephen Muething, MD, vice president of safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Steve Narang, MD, chief medical officer of Banner Health System’s Cardon Children’s Medical Center, Mesa, Ariz.

Brian M. Pate, MD, FHM, FAAP, vice chair of inpatient services for the department of pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City

Shannon Connor Phillips, MD, MPH, FAAP, quality and patient safety officer at the Cleveland Clinic

Jeff Sperring, MD, CEO, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Ind.

Editor’s note: We, of course, don’t know of all the hospitalists around the country that have risen to C-suite positions. Let us know if we missed one; send Editor Jason Carris an email ( and we’ll add it to our monthly “Hospitalists on the Move” section.

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