Leadership and Administration

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photo of Pediatrics chair Dr. Jordan Orange

Department Chair

Jordan Scott Orange, MD, PhD
Reuben S. Carpentier Professor of Pediatrics

William Runkle, FACHE, MBA, MHA

Department Administrator
Chief Financial Officer 
Vice Chair, Finance and Administration

William Runkle, FACHE, MBA, MHA

photo of Anita Patel

Deputy Department Administrator
Chief Operating Officer

Anita Patel, MPH

 Vice Chair, Special Projects

Richard A. Polin, MD

Vice Chair, Education

Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE

Vice Chair, Clinical Research

Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD

Vice Chair, Community Health

Dodi Meyer, MD



Vice Chair, Intrahospital Clinical Affairs

George Hardart, MD, MPH

 Vice Chair, Faculty Affairs

Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH

Associate Vice Chair, Quality and Patient Safety

Katherine Schlosser, MD

Associate Vice Chair, Education, Diversity & Inclusion

Linda Aponte-Patel, MD

Associate Vice Chair, Education & Learning Environment

Hetty Cunningham, MD

Interim Residency Program Co-Director

Sumeet Banker, MD, MPH

Candace Johnson, MD

Interim Residency Program Co-Director

Candace Johnson, MD

Fellowship Program Director

Sarah Lusman, MD






Anita Patel, MPH, Promoted to Deputy Department Administrator and COO

In May 2022, Anita Patel, MPH, was promoted to the position of deputy department administrator and chief operating officer. She is now responsible for the department’s ambulatory operations enterprise, space planning, and large-scale special projects, and assists department chair Dr. Jordan Orange and department administrator Will Runkle in growing the department and its programs. Anita was division administrator for pediatric cardiology for 3½ years before this appointment. “The department has grown in many ways, including its ambulatory footprint, with many new, exciting initiatives in the months ahead, and Anita’s focus, skill, and expertise will help us all meaningfully advance,” says Runkle.