Christopher J. Durovich
President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Health
Chris Durovich, the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Health, has more than 30 years of leadership experience in adult and pediatric health care and physician practice management. Since becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003, he has guided Children's Health to be the eighth-largest pediatric health care system in the nation, serving nearly 300,000 children each year.
Prior to joining Children’s, Chris served in adult health care leadership roles at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Michigan Health System, Northwestern University Medical School and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Chris is currently a member of the AHA Board of Trustees and Executive Committee and previously served on Regional Policy Board 7 and as a Section for Maternal and Child Health delegate. He currently serves as past-chair of the Children’s Hospital Association and was chair of the Child Health Corporation of America. Chris also served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Texas Hospital Association and Board of Directors of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. He is past-chair of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, past vice-chair of the Teaching Hospitals of Texas and past-chair of the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors for University of Texas Southwestern Hospitals and Clinics and the Dallas Medical Resource.
His community leadership roles include serving as a board member of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, and the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. He is also a member of the Dallas Citizens Council and the Dallas Assembly.
Chris has been recognized for his leadership with the March of Dimes National Leadership Award and with a HIMSS CEO IT Achievement Award. In 2013, he was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s list of “Who’s Who in Healthcare.” In 2014, he was honored as an Entrepreneur of the Year by the EY Southwest Region.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, his MS from the University of Northern Colorado and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and has served as an adjunct professor at Rice University. He also served on active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.