About Us

Our Leadership

Our Leadership and Administration

Catherine Bollard

Catherine Bollard, M.D., M.B.Ch.B.

  • Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
  • Interim Director, Children's National Research Institute
Tarik Haydar

Tarik Haydar, Ph.D.

  • Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
  • Ruth Pack Wolf and William B. Wolf, Sr. Professor, Neuroscience
Monika Goyal

Monika Goyal, M.D., M.S.C.E.

  • Co-Director, Center for Translational Research
  • Principal Investigator
Andrea Gropman

Andrea L. Gropman, M.D.

  • Interim Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research
  • Chief, Neurogenetics and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
Catherine Limperopoulos

Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D.

  • Director, Center for Prenatal, Neonatal & Maternal Health Research
  • Chief and Director, Developing Brain Institute
Anthony Sandler

Anthony Sandler, M.D.

  • Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care
  • Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Beth A. Tarini

Beth A. Tarini, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

  • Co-Director, Center for Translational Research
Kolaleh Eskandanian

Kolaleh Eskandanian, Ph.D., M.B.A., P.M.P.

  • Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Children’s National Hospital
  • Executive Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Kerstin Hildebrandt

Kerstin Hildebrandt, M.S.H.S.

  • Vice President, Research Administration
Mihailo Kaplarevic

Mihailo Kaplarevic, Ph.D.

  • Chief Research Information Officer, Children’s National
  • Bioinformatics Division Chief, Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Children’s National Research Institute
Carmen Mendez

Carmen Mendez

  • Vice President, Finance & Academic Administration, Grants and Contracts

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