Leon Goe has been named vice president of institutes at CHOC – a new role that has been created to strengthen alignment between the Neuroscience, Heart, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes at CHOC and help frame growth strategies for the future.
“It’s a tremendous honor and privilege to join CHOC, long recognized for its commitment to clinical quality and outcomes, education and excellence in pediatric healthcare,” said Goe. “I’m excited to take on this new role and partner with renowned clinical experts and leaders across multiple subspecialties to align goals that further support CHOC’s mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.”
He added, “I am particularly impressed by the intentional culture embodied by leadership, providers and staff and look forward to working with this impressive team of dedicated and talented individuals in providing exceptional care to children locally, regionally and beyond.”
In this role, Goe will focus on creating a new governance model to bring greater collaboration between the institutes, advance metrics of success and lead the establishment of new and future institutes.
Goe joins CHOC from Phoenix Children’s Hospital where, for the past five years, he served as the executive director of the Heart Center. In this role, he oversaw operations and financial management for the divisions of cardiac surgery, cardiology and the cardiovascular intensive care unit. He also worked with clinical and executive leadership to set overall strategic growth and direction, ensure integration and expansion of services and enhance programmatic quality and outcomes.
Prior to his time at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Goe served as the administrative director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and held administrative leadership positions within the department of medicine at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System and the department of surgery at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
“Leon brings extensive healthcare operations experience to CHOC, and we are thrilled to welcome him to this new role,” said Paul Van Dolah, executive vice president and chief operating officer at CHOC.
Goe holds a doctorate of public health from UC Berkeley School of Public Health; a master of health science in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; and a bachelor of science in biology from Emory University.