Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE

Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology) and of Medicine (Nephrology)

Adalyn Jay Physician-in-Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Director, Child Health Research Institute

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She assumed these positions on July 1, 2016.

Energetic and collaborative, Dr. Leonard is a compassionate clinician and researcher who cares deeply about improving the health and well-being of children everywhere. A graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Mary returned to Stanford Medicine in 2014 after spending 25 years at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. At Stanford, her multi-disciplinary research program is focused on the impact of chronic diseases on bone metabolism and nutrition across the life span. Mary directs the innovative and trans-disciplinary child and maternal health research and training initiatives of the Stanford Child Health Research Institute.

Mary is a distinguished investigator, an expert clinician, and a respected mentor who embodies the academic and integrated mission of Stanford Medicine. A member of the Precision Health Committee, she is committed to Stanford Medicine’s vision of proactive and personalized health care and has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate Precision Health approaches and skills into our training programs.

Pediatric Executives

Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH

Associate Chair, Education

Eric Sibley, MD, PhD

Associate Chair, Academic Affairs




Mark Kay, MD, PhD

Associate Chair, Basic Research

Gary Shaw, DrPH

Associate Chair, Clinical Research

Christy Sandborg, MD

Associate Chair Clinical (Hospital  Affairs)

Scott Sutherland, MD

Associate Chair, Clinical (Faculty)




Lisa J. Chamberlain, MD

Associate Chair, Advocacy


Michael G. Propst, MBA

Associate Chair, Finance and Administration



Sheri L. Spunt, MD, MBA

Associate Chair, Adolescent / Young Adult




Michael G. Propst, MBA

Associate Chair and Director of Finance and Administration



Allison Guerin

Director, Education Administration

Sumitra Krishnan

Director, Academic Affairs & HR Strategies

Jennifer Cory Doeschot

Director, Research Administration