Alan L. Goldbloom, MD
President CEO, Children's Hospitals and Clinics
"Children's is proud to be a member of the Phillips Partnership, as its mission directly coincides with our commitment to improve the health of all children. Good health requires much more than good medical care, as anyone who works with children knows. A child's future health and well-being is hugely influenced by his or her environment, and part of Children's work is to enhance the quality of that environment wherever we can.
"Phillips is our neighborhood: we share in the responsibility for its growth, development, and quality of life."
Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, became President and CEO of Children's Hospitals and Clinics – the eighth-largest children's health care provider in the nation – in January 2003.
Before joining Children's, Dr. Goldbloom served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations of the hospital as well as community initiatives and partnerships. During his 15 years at The Hospital for Sick Children, he served in a number of leadership roles, including Associate Pediatrician-in-Chief and Director of Clinical Services, as well as Associate Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, Dr. Goldbloom spent a number of years involved in medical education, directing residency training programs in pediatrics, and serving as chairman of the examining board in pediatrics for The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Born in Montreal, Dr. Goldbloom has spent most of his career in Canada. He is a 1973 graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He practiced pediatrics in Nova Scotia, where he also served on the faculty at Dalhousie University. Dr. Goldbloom has had long-standing interests in community issues. He has served as President of the Children's Aid Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was involved in leading a re-organization of pediatric care in Toronto. This latter activity included the development of a Child Health Network, linking hospital, clinic, and individual providers of pediatric care. Its goal was to provide the highest quality care as close to the child's home as possible, with minimal disruption to school and family. Dr. Goldbloom's wife, Lynn, is a former child life worker from Boston Children's Hospital and a long-time community volunteer. They have three children – Ellen, Amy, and Stephen – all of whom are studying and working in Canada.