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Virtual Breakfast with Healthcare Champions, Featuring the Churchwell Brothers

January 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Grab your favorite morning beverage and register to join us as we are provided a morning of inspiration by three amazing C-Suite executives and brothers:

Andre Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer of Vanderbilt University

Keith Churchwell, MD, President of Yale New Haven Hospital

Kevin Churchwell, MD, President and COO of Boston Children’s

Each Churchwell will share their journey throughout their amazing healthcare career: from physician, to leader, to executive! Afterwards, we will break out into Zoom networking rooms to recap the lessons learned from this amazing family of healthcare leaders.


8:00am – 8:45am
A Moderated Discussion with Andre, Keith and Kevin Churchwell

8:45am – 9:00am
Question & Answer

9:00am – 9:30am
Virtual Networking Breakout Sessions

Registration is now open! 

ACHE, Hospital Association and NESHS Members: $15.00
Future Members: $30.00
Students: Complimentary


About Our Speakers:

André L. Churchwell, M.D. Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University
Dr. Churchwell is the Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), a Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He serves on many medical school committees including the Admission and Promotion Committees. In 2005, he was named the Walter R. Murray Jr. Distinguished Alumnus by the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni for lifetime achievements in personal, professional and community arenas. And in 2015, Vanderbilt University endowed him with the Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D. Chair for achievements in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Churchwell graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering magna cum laude in 1975. He won the Biomedical Engineering Student Program Award that same year. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and later completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals in Atlanta. In addition, he was the first African American chief medical resident at Grady Memorial Hospital (1984–1985).

Churchwell received the J. Willis Hurst Award for Best Clinical Teacher in 1991 from Emory and in 2004 he was named the Emory University School of Medicine Resident Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award winner. For the past ten years he has been named one of the nation’s top cardiologists in “The Best Doctors in America.” In 1986, while at Emory, he was also named Most Outstanding House Officer, made an honorary Morehouse Medical School class member and he received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Medical Faculty Development Award. In 2010, he was awarded The Distinguished Alumnus Award of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

Along with his physician brothers Kevin and Keith, he received the 2011 Trumpet Award for Medicine. In 2012 and 2013, The Vanderbilt University Organization of Black Graduate and Professional Students (OBGAPS) honored Dr. Churchwell with one of the organization’s first Distinguished Faculty Awards. He was also recognized with an American Registry Most Compassionate Doctor Award. From 2010-2013 on, he has been awarded the Professional Research Consultants’ Five-Star Excellence Award—Top 10% Nationally for “Excellent” Responses for Medical Specialty Services and Overall Quality. Furthermore, he was elected in 2012 to serve as the southern representative for the Group on Diversity and Inclusion for the AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges). In 2013, he helped create The Hurst-LogueWenger Cardiovascular Fellows Society (HLWCFS) of Emory University School of Medicine and was elected the first President of HLWCFS. In 2014, he was named one of the “Top 15 Most Influential African-American Health Educators” by Black Health Magazine. In addition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named by BlackDoctor.org as a Top Hospital for Diversity from 2018-2020.

In 2015, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. In 2016, he was named to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for his work in biomedical engineering education. And in 2017, he received the Vanderbilt University Pioneer in Diversity Award.

Dr. Churchwell has served on the editorial board of a number of peer-reviewed journals and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) internationally recognized Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Journal.

Churchwell lives in Brentwood, Tenn., and is married to Doreatha Henderson Churchwell, a nurse educator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They have two children: Crystal A. Churchwell and André L. Churchwell Jr.


Keith B. Churchwell, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, President of Yale New Haven Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Churchwell held the previous positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President and Executive Director for Heart & Vascular Services, Transplantation Services and Clinical Service Coordinator for the Department of Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, he obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He spent his formative training years at Emory University Medical School and Affiliated Hospitals, then spending 12 years in private cardiology practice before joining Vanderbilt Medical School as full-time academic faculty in 2006 (he became a member of the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt in 1999). At Vanderbilt he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology and the Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute from 2009-14. Dr. Churchwell is also on the National Board of the American Heart Association and is the Chair of the National Advocacy Committee for AHA through 2021. He sits on a number of local boards in the New Haven area including President of the New Haven Symphony Board, Columbus House and the New England Donor Services.


Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Churchwell provides leadership, direction, integration and oversight for the medical delivery system, while partnering with the Chief Executive Officer on a full range of research, clinical, academic, operational and strategic issues.

Prior to joining Boston Children’s Dr. Churchwell was Chief Executive Officer for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.

Dr. Churchwell also served as the CEO and Executive Director for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Churchwell is the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School.



January 13, 2021
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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