UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals names new president

October 23, 2020 – UC San Francisco has named Matthew Cook as the new president of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and SVP of UCSF Children’s Services, effective December 31, 2020.

In this role, he will oversee strategic direction, operations and clinical services for all pediatric services and partner with academic programs.

Cook currently is president of Riley Children’s Health and chief strategy officer for Indiana University (IU) Health. He has led Riley Children’s Health since 2016, providing strategic direction focused on improving access to care for expectant mothers and reducing infant mortality. He has had direct leadership of the 314-bed Riley Hospital for Children and the 101-bed maternal and newborn health program at IU Methodist Hospital, along with the 39-bed pediatric program at IU Health North Hospital

Cook succeeds Michael R. Anderson, MD, now a senior adviser to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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