CMO - Children's Hospital Los Angeles
James Eric Stein, MD, MSc, FACS, FAAP, is Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a role he assumed 2017. Prior to this in 2011, Dr. Stein assumed the role of Chief Medical Quality Officer, with enterprise-wide oversight of quality improvement and safety and added the role of Associate Chief of Surgery. In these roles he had oversight of the ambulatory surgery center, integration of ambulatory surgical clinics, and surgical performance improvement. Dr. Stein sits on the Safety, Quality, and Service Committee for the Board of Trustees at CHLA.
Dr. Stein has years of demonstrated leadership and dedicated service to CHLA, excelling as a clinician, teacher, and leader. He joined the Division of Pediatric Surgery at CHLA and the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California as an assistant professor of surgery in 1996. From July 2004 until January 2005, he served as the interim Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at CHLA. He then served as Associate Chief of the Department of Surgery and Associate Director of the Pediatric Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Stein has had oversight of numerous projects, including; integration of the EMR in surgical areas, Econsent, inpatient redesign to optimize patient experience and high quality value-based care, the hospital quality strategic plan, faculty engagement, leadership development program, and USNWR reporting and continued recognition as a top 5 children’s hospital. Clinically he focuses on pediatric surgical oncology, complex neonatal conditions, chest wall deformities, and has achieved national and international notoriety for his successful separation of conjoined twins multiple times at CHLA.
Dr. Stein received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in the Department of Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center and was chief surgical resident at Tufts. He has completed three fellowships: a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a pediatric surgery fellowship at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and a pediatric surgery fellowship at Babies and Children’s Hospital in New York. Most recently, he completed his masters in Health Care Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.