New children’s health leader

Paul King, a longtime leader in children’s and women’s health, has been tapped to lead children’s health at Stanford Medicine.

Paul King photo (Courtesy of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Paul King became the new president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health in January. 

He succeeded Dennis Lund, MD, who served as interim CEO of Stanford Children’s Health beginning in March 2018 following the retirement of Christopher Dawes, who had led the organization since 2000.

King has worked in health care for more than 30 years, most recently as executive director of the University of Michigan Health System’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.

“As we plan for the continued growth of Stanford Children’s Health and expansion of innovation across the entire continuum of care, Paul’s distinguished record of accomplishment and dedication to the critically important role of pediatric and obstetric care will undoubtedly help us achieve our vision of precision health at Stanford Medicine,” said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine.