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Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD

Stephen R Daniels MD, PhD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital Colorado

Dr. Daniels’ area of expertise is preventive cardiology, with a longtime interest in the application of sophisticated epidemiologic and biostatistical methods to pediatric clinical research problems. He has also researched the development of structural and functional abnormalities in the heart and vascular system. The role of lifestyle factors, such as diet and physical activity, is central to many of Dr. Daniels’ studies. 

Dr. Daniels has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Pediatrics since 1995. He is co-author of Medical Epidemiology, an introductory textbook for medical students, and co-author and editor of the book Pediatric Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. In 2015, he was awarded the Gold Heart Award by the American Heart Association, which is the AHA’s highest volunteer honor. In 2020, Dr. Daniels was elected into membership in the American Association of Physicians.

Vice Chairs

Mark Abzug MD

Vice Chair for Academic Affairs Professor of Pediatrics

Brandi K Freeman

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Tim Givens MD, FAAP

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations Professor of Pediatrics

Mike Jonen

Vice Chair for Finance and Administration

David Keller MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Strategy and Transformation Professor of Pediatrics

Mary Kohn MD

Associate Vice Chair for Volunteer Clinical Faculty Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Nancy F Krebs MD, MS

Associate Vice Chair for Academic Affairs Professor of Pediatrics

Kristen Nadeau MD, MS

Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research Professor of Pediatrics

Thomas Parker MD

Vice Chair for Education Professor of Pediatrics

Jenny Reese MD

Vice Chair and Assistant Dean for Faculty Well-Being and Resilience, Medical Director, Provider Well-being Children's Hospital Colorado Professor of Pediatrics and Head, Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Charles Sagerström PhD

Vice Chair of Basic Science Research Professor of Pediatrics

Andrew Sirotnak MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs Professor of Pediatrics

Christine Waasdorp-Hurtado MD, MSCS

Southern Colorado Executive Faculty Director Professor of Pediatrics

Randall B Wilkening MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Practice Professor of Pediatrics and Head, Section of Neonatology, Associate Vice Chair, Research Affairs Perinatal Research

Michael Wittkamp MD, FAAP

Southern Colorado Associate Executive Faculty Director Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Shale Wong MD

Vice Chair for Policy and Advocacy Professor of Pediatrics
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