Dr. Rajan Wadhawan has been promoted to senior executive officer, and will lead both Florida Hospital for Children and Florida Hospital for Women.
Wadhawan previously served as chief medical officer of Florida Hospital for Children, as well as medical director of neonatology at Florida Hospital for Children.
During Wadhawan's tenure as chief medical officer, Florida Hospital for Children has been named a Leapfrog Top Children's Hospital and a top neonatology program by U.S. News & World Report. Also during this time, the hospital entered into affiliations with Duke Health and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
"Dr. Wadhawan has done an outstanding job bringing national prominence to our neonatal care, and he will now bring his proven leadership skills to oversee our women's and children's hospitals," said Eric Stevens, Florida Hospital CEO of acute-care services. "Dr. Wadhawan is the perfect choice to lead our programs as Florida Hospital takes a position on the national stage in the coming months as we become AdventHealth."
In his new role, Wadhawan will oversee a wide range of women's and children's programs, including pediatric liver transplant, pediatric and congenital cardiology, four labor and delivery locations with more than 12,000 deliveries annually, advanced gynecology and urogynecology surgical services, and a host of extended care facilities supported by seven hospitals.
Wadhawan completed his training in pediatrics and neonatology at Brown University in Providence, R. I. He was at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg prior to joining Florida Hospital for Children in 2012.
He is board certified in pediatrics, neonatal perinatal medicine and medical management by the Certifying Commission for Medical Management as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE). He obtained a master's degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011.
Wadhawan is also an associate professor for pediatrics at the University of Central Florida.
"It is an honor to lead our exceptional women's and children's care teams," said Wadhawan. "I look forward to building on the successes of our world-class team and to continue our work growing a leading network that is a destination for patients nationwide, and provides seamless care for a lifetime."