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Children’s Minnesota names Marc Gorelick, MD, as next president and chief operating officer

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. – (January 5, 2017) – Children’s Minnesota is pleased to welcome Marc Gorelick, MD, as its new president and chief operating officer. Dr. Gorelick, who is chief operating officer and executive vice president of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW), will begin his role at Children’s Minnesota on March 20.

Dr. Gorelick will provide leadership, direction and oversight to the operations and management of Children’s Minnesota. He brings more than 20 years of experience in pediatric emergency medicine, education and research, hospital operations and health care leadership to his new role.

“Marc brings a unique perspective to Children’s Minnesota based on his years of experience as a physician and administrative leader,” said Bob Bonar, Dr. H.A., chief executive officer, Children’s Minnesota. “In addition to his stellar clinical and academic background, Marc has an outstanding reputation for building strong teams and putting kids and families at the center of his work. We are looking forward to having him join us as we advance pediatric care across the region.”

Dr. Gorelick joins the seventh largest pediatric health system in the country at an important time. Last year, Children’s Minnesota launched a new long-range strategic plan designed to strengthen and improve the health of all kids, redesign the care experience to be better centered on the changing needs and expectations of patients and families, while also managing costs to ensure every family is able to access and afford this level of specialized care.

“Children’s Minnesota is well-known for its unwavering commitment to quality and safety and creating a remarkable experience for children and their families,” said Dr. Gorelick. “I am eager to help the organization build on these strengths, while also looking ahead at opportunities and relationships that allow us to better serve the changing and growing needs of the region.”

Dr. Gorelick’s previous positions include serving as executive vice president of Children’s Hospital and Health System and professor of pediatrics (emergency medicine) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Additionally, he served as chief executive officer of Children’s Specialty Group and vice president of surgical services, medical director of the emergency department and chief of pediatric emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also held faculty positions at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the AI DuPont Hospital for Children.

Dr. Gorelick has a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, a master of science in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a medical degree from Duke University. Dr. Gorelick trained in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center, and in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

He is active in a number of community service and environmental organizations, and has served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin and the Blood Center of Wisconsin.


About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit