Keynote Speaker

David A. Williams, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children's Hospital

David A. Williams, MD, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital’s. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine. After training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Williams completed fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's. He completed his research training at Boston Children's and at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then became a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Dr. Williams is an internationally-recognized pediatric hematologist and oncologist. His research is focused on the biology of blood stem cells, leukemia and gene therapy. Read more.

Opening Introductions

Cynthia J. Brandt, PhD
CEO and President, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Chair of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine; Physician-In-Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Lloyd B. Minor, MD
Dean, Stanford School of Medicine; Professor of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery)

Rick Majzun
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Professor, Dermatology


Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity; Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Health Research and Policy, Stanford School of Medicine