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NIH Clinical Center Senior Staff

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
James K. Gilman, MD

Chief Operating Officer
Pius A. Aiyelawo, FACHE

Deputy Director for Clinical Care
David Henderson, MD

Chief Nurse Officer
Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN

Executive Officer
Colleen A. McGowan, MHA, FACHE

Chief Financial Officer
Maria D. Joyce, MBA, CPA

Departments & Offices

Administrative Management
Chief
Eric L. Cole, MS, FACHE

Animal Program
Chief
Lisa G. Portnoy, DVM

Bioethics
Chief & Head, Section on Human Subjects Research
Christine Grady, PhD, MSN

Head, Section on Ethics & Health Policy
Marion Danis, MD

Head, Unit on Vulnerable Populations
David S. Wendler, PhD, MA

Biomedical Translational Research Informatics
Chief
Jose Galvez, MD

Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology Service
Chief
Paul Wakim, PhD

Clinical Research Informatics
Chief
Jon McKeeby, DSc

Clinical Research Training & Medical Education
Director, Acting
Robert Lembo, MD, FAAP

Communications & Media Relations & Patient Recruitment
Chief
Justin Cohen, MS, MA

Credentialing Services
Chief
Joseph Hendery, RHIA

Critical Care Medicine
Chief
Henry Masur, MD

Deputy Chief; Medical Director, Critical Care Therapy & Respiratory Care Section
Anthony F. Suffredini, MD

Staff Clinician; Associate Chief; Director of Training
Nitin Seam, MD

Assistant Clinical Investigator; Head, Emerging Pathogens Section
Daniel S. Chertow, MD, MPH

Head, Functional Genomics Facility
Robert L. Danner, MD

Senior Investigator; Head, Critical Care Section; Head, Animal Physiology Lab
Peter Q. Eichacker, MD

Assistant Clinical Investigator; Head, Pulmonary Section; Co-Director, Translational Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program; Assistant Director, 4D Lab
Jason M. Elinoff, MD

Head, Clinical Epidemiology Section
Sameer S. Kadri, MD, MS

Senior Investigator; Head, AIDS Section; Head, Scientific Director, 4D Lab
Joseph Kovacs, MD

Head, Nuclear Cardiology Section
Dorothea McAreavey, MD

Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program
Head, Nuclear Cardiology Section
Charles Natanson, MD

Staff Clinician; Head, Patient Safety Section; Medical Director, Procedures, Vascular Access, and Conscious Sedation Services
Naomi P. O'Grady, MD

Special Volunteer
James Shelhamer, MD

Staff Clinician; Head, Cardiology Section; Co-Director, Translational Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Michael A. Solomon, MD

Assistant Clinical Investigator; Head, Code Blue Team & Rapid Response Team
Parizad Torabi-Parizi, MD

Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge
General Manager
Nicole Pascua, MSW, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C

Employee Ethics
Chief, Acting
Molly Deol

Financial Resource Management
Deputy
Daniel Rinehuls

Hospital Epidemiology Service
Chief
Tara N. Palmore, MD

Internal Medicine Consult Service
Chief
Naomi P. O'Grady, MD

IRB Operations
Interim Chief
Richard L. Gorman, MD

Laboratory Medicine
Chief, Acting
Karen M. Frank, PhD, MD, D(ABMM)

Chief, Clinical Chemistry Service
David B. Sacks, MB ChB

Chief, Hematology Service
Raul Braylan, MD

Chief, Microbiology Service
John P. Dekker, MD, PhD, FCAP

Management Analysis & Reporting
Chief
Rachael Schacherer, MPP

Management, Planning & Public Liaison
Chief
Vacant

Materials Management & Environmental Services
Chief
Bernard Harper

Medical Records
Chief
Patricia Coffey, RHIA

Nursing
Chief Nurse Officer,
Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN

Deputy Chief Nurse, Research & Practice Development
Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN

Nursing Service Chief, Medical Surgical Specialties
Ann Marie Matlock, RN, MSN, NE-BC

Nursing Service Chief, Neuroscience, Behavioral Health & Pediatrics
Barbara A. Jordan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Nursing Service Chief, Oncology and Critical Care
Deborah Kolakowski, RN, MSN

Nutrition
Chief
David Folio, MS, RD

Operations
Deputy Executive Officer
Colleen A. McGowan, MHA, FACHE

Pain & Palliative Care
Chief
Ann Berger, MD

Patient Relations & Recruitment Services
Chief
Denise Ford, MS, RD

Patient Representative
Antoinette Jones, MSOD, RN

Patient Safety & Clinical Quality
Chief
Laura Lee, RN, MSc

Patient Support Services
Chief
Karen Kaczorowski, RN, MHSA

Pediatric Service
Chief
Deborah P. Merke, MD, MS

Perioperative Medicine
Chief
Andrew Mannes, MD, ME

Chief, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care
Zena Quezado, MD

Pharmacy
Chief
Majid R. Tanas, PharmD, MHA, MS

Positron Emission Tomography
Chief
Peter Herscovitch, MD

Protocol Services
Chief
Kim Mitchell, RHIA

Purchasing & Contracts
Chief
Susan Nsangou

Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Director, Acting
Elizabeth C. Jones, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Director for Clinical Services
Elizabeth C. Jones, MD

Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Ronald D. Neumann, MD

Chief, Laboratory of Diagnostic Radiology Research
Director, Imaging Sciences Training Program
Joseph A. Frank, MD, MS

Chief, Clinical Imaging Processing Services
Ronald Summers, MD, PhD

Director, NIH Center for Interventional Oncology
Chief, Interventional Radiology Section
Bradford Wood, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine
Chief
Leighton Chan, MD, MPH

Chief, Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section
Diane L. Damiano, PhD, PT

Director, Rehabilitation Medicine Consult Service
Galen Joe, MD

Chief, Occupational Therapy Section
Bonnie C. Hudson OTR/L

Chief, Speech Language Pathology Section
Beth Solomon, MS, CCC-SLP

Chief, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Section
Elizabeth K. Rasch, PhD, PT

Chief, Recreational Therapy Section
Donna Gregory, CTRS, MBA

Chief, Physical Therapy Section
Michaela R. Smith, PT, M Ed

Social Work
Chief
Kathleen M. Baxley, MHA, MBA, LIC SW, LCSW

Spiritual Care
Chief
John M. Pollack, MDiv., BCC

Transfusion Medicine
Chief
Harvey G. Klein, MD

Chief, Blood Services Section
Kamille West, MD

Chief, Cell Processing Station
David. F. Stroncek, MD

Distinguished NIH Investigator
Harvey Alter, MD

Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, Associate Director of Research
Robert D. Allison, MD, MPH

Chief, Laboratory Services Section
Willy A. Flegel, MD

Workforce Management & Development
Chief, Acting
Daniel Lonnerdal, MS, FACHE

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