Dr. James Downing
President and CEO,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Downing joined St. Jude’s in 1986 and was named president and CEO in July 2014. Since then, he has worked to elevate the organization’s stature and expand its clinical care and research programs. In late April, St. Jude’s announced a partnership with the International Society of Paediatric Oncology to develop a cloud-based tool aimed at providing up-to-date information on COVID-19 and its potential impact on childhood cancer.