Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare – 2008
CEO, Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital
In addition to being the chief executive officer of the 222-bed Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Kevin Churchwell is an accomplished pediatrician with a research interest in inhaled nitric oxide therapy for pulmonary hypertension and new methods of treating sepsis in children. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University Medical School, he returned to Vanderbilt in 1995 as an assistant professor of pediatric critical-care and anesthesia. Churchwell, 46, was interim CEO of the hospital, built in 2004, from January to July 2007.