Philadelphia, PA, January 14, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is pleased to welcome Gabriel Hauser, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP, to its team. Dr. Hauser joins St. Christopher’s as Chief Medical Officer and joins Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) as Vice Chair of Pediatrics.
As CMO, Dr. Hauser oversee patient safety, quality improvement, risk management, regulatory compliance/accreditation, process improvement, infection prevention, physician advisor and medical staff office. He will provide clinical care in critical care areas when on service. As Vice Chair of Pediatrics at DUCOM, Dr. Hauser will provide leadership and day-to-day oversight of the clinical programs within the department of pediatrics.
Board-certified in pediatric critical care medicine, Dr. Hauser is a nationally-renowned pediatric intensivist with experience in the areas of quality and patient safety. Dr. Hauser earned his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He completed a Pediatric Internship and Residency training at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center in Israel and a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Hauser established the Pediatric ICU at Georgetown University Hospital in 1989. Initially Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, he later was asked to expand his responsibilities to Pulmonary Medicine. He established and directed a fellowship training program in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Prior to joining St. Christopher’s, Dr. Hauser served as Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics; Medical Director of the Pediatric Inpatient Services; Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine; and Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Children's Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Hauser has received multiple teaching awards throughout his career. Twice, he has been awarded the Georgetown University Children’s Medical Center Teacher of the Year award as well as the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching. He was a founding member and the second President of the Washington Area Critical Care Society and won that Society’s Outstanding Basic Science Award.
Dr. Hauser is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the College of Critical Care Medicine.
“St. Christopher’s is fortunate to have Dr. Hauser as a medical leader who will make a great impact on the areas of quality, patient safety and inpatient care,” says Jackson. “Our hospital was recently recognized as a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for quality and patient safety and with his background and new role at St. Chris, I look forward to seeing how he can help our hospital maintain this status as well as continue to improve upon these areas.”