President and CEO
Christopher G. Dawes became President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in 1997 after five years of service as Chief Operating Officer.
Under his guidance, the 311-bed hospital, research center and leading regional medical network has been continually ranked as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, and is known as an industry leader in patient safety and innovation in providing a full complement of services for children and expectant mothers. Mr. Dawes is proud of the tremendous growth and success of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and its clinical, research, education and community benefit programs.
Long an advocate for children’s health, Mr. Dawes is former chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and also the Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), both are now a part of the Children’s Hospital Association. Mr. Dawes is currently a board member of the Children’s Hospital Association, the California Children’s Hospital Association and the Santa Clara Family Health Plan. He is a former member of the Joint Venture Board of Silicon Valley.
Mr. Dawes previously served as Chief Operating Officer for pediatric and obstetric services for UCSF Stanford Health Care. He has also held senior management positions at Stanford Hospital & Clinics; California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco; and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose.
Mr. Dawes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from San Diego State University in 1974 and an MBA from McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco in 1984. He resides with his wife and children in Los Altos, California.