Lurie Children’s Appoints Dr. Thomas Shanley as President and CEO

December 06, 2019

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Thomas Shanley, MD, to President & CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Shanley succeeds Patrick M. Magoon who served in this role for 22 years and will support the transition as Emeritus CEO for one year.

Dr. Shanley previously served as Chair of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and President & Chief Research Officer of Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Lurie Children’s. He recently led the relocation of Manne Research Institute to the new state-of-the-art facility within blocks of the hospital, which strengthened the connection between the earliest phase of laboratory research and clinical work, and promoted a closer partnership with Northwestern University and Feinberg School of Medicine.

“Dr. Shanley is an experienced leader with a strong focus on attracting top physicians and scientists, advancing treatments for excellence in children’s health and encouraging an innovative workplace culture,” said Roxanne Martino, Chair of Lurie Children’s Board of Directors. “Since arriving at Lurie Children’s four years ago, he has demonstrated his commitment to excellence and collaboration.”

“I am honored and excited to be leading this outstanding institution,” said Dr. Shanley. “I am confident that together we will build on our solid foundation and unprecedented momentum to become the leading children’s hospital in the country. Together, we will transform childhood health and wellbeing to create healthier futures for the children of Chicago and beyond.”

About Thomas Shanley, MD

Dr. Shanley came to Lurie Children’s from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he served as Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, and Director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.

As a clinician, Dr. Shanley specialized in the treatment of children with hypoxemic respiratory failure from lung disease and septic shock triggered by infection. The broad goal of his research spanned from basic science to translational and clinical work, to improve understanding of the molecular basis of inflammatory diseases that afflict these critically ill young patients.

After earning a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Shanley completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Shanley has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has received multiple teaching awards. In 2013, he received the Distinguished Service Hazinski Award from the Society for Pediatric Research, a national organization for which he was Secretary and Treasurer from 2008 to 2014. He also served as a member of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study Section from 2005-2009. 

Lurie Children’s is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals in the U.S.News & World Report. It is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Last year, the hospital served more than 212,000 children from 49 states and 51 countries.