Sala Institute National Expert Advisory Panel

The Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, relies on the guidance and input of our National Expert Advisory Panel. The collective expertise of panel members helps the Sala Institute design and test innovative strategies and tactics to advance family-centered care and improve patient outcomes, safety, and experience. The new models of care are shared through professional conferences and symposiums, whitepapers, and other ongoing educational opportunities dedicated to children’s healthcare.

The panel is composed of thought leaders in patient and family engagement, safety, resilience, outcomes research, education and learning, technology, and innovation. Members represent leaders from key institutions within the children’s healthcare, technology, and education communities.

The following leaders are members of our panel:

  • Maren Batalden, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Quality Officer, Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for Quality and Safety, and Director of Medical Management within the Accountable Care Organization at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Christina D. Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Professor at Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative at Johns Hopkins University 
  • Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Health
  • Cindy W. Christian, MD, the Anthony A. Latini Endowed Chair in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Admissions at Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
  • Benard P. Dreyer, MD, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health
  • Kathleen Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, FAAN, Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer at Children’s National Health System
  • Helen L. Egger, MD, the Arnold Simon Professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director of the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
  • Kimberly E. Hoagwood, PhD, the Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health
  • Leora Horwitz, MD, Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science, Director of the Division of Healthcare Delivery Science, and Associate Professor of Population Health at NYU Langone Health
  • Fiona H. Levy, MD, MBA, Executive Director of the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health
  • Ron-Li Liaw, MD, Director of the KiDS of NYU Foundation Center for Child and Family Resilience at the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, and Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation–Liaison Service at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
  • Michele Lloyd, Vice President of Children’s Services at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
  • Catherine S. Manno, MD, the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor of Pediatrics and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health
  • Nader Mherabi, Senior Vice President, Vice Dean, and Chief Information Officer at NYU Langone Health
  • Stephen Muething, MD, Co-Director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • David M. Oshinsky, PhD, Director of the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health, and Professor in the NYU Department of History
  • Lucy Pereira-Argenziano, MD, Director of the Center for Patient Safety and Quality at the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, and Member of the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Health
  • Juliette Schlucter, Advisor, Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care
  • Donald Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA, Vice President of Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Leilani Schweitzer, Assistant Vice President for Communication and Resolution at Stanford Health Care
  • Paul Sharek MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, Medical Director of LPCH Center for Quality and Clinical Effectiveness, and Chief Clinical Patient Safety Officer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, Dean of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing
  • Mark Wietecha, MS, MBA, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Association