Dr. Mandell became chief executive officer of Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s Medical Center on October 1, 2000, retiring from the position in October 2013. During his tenure, Dr. Mandell was a member of the board of trustees and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Children’s, he served as dean of Albany Medical College and professor of surgery and pediatrics. Dr. Mandell was promoted from chief of urology to dean of Albany Medical College in l996. He also served as executive vice president for health affairs at Albany Medical Center and executive medical director of Albany Medical Center Hospital. Prior to his tenure at Albany Medical College, he was a member of the medical staff at Children’s Hospital for nine years, advancing to an associate in surgery with an associate professor appointment at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mandell serves as vice-chair of the board of the Franciscan’s Hospital for Children, on the board of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, on the board of Bluebirdbio, a biotech company, and as chair of the board of the Harvard Risk Management Company. He continues to serve on the staff at Boston Children’s in the Department of Urology and is the Distinguished Rob and Dana Smith Professor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to a medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Mandell holds a master’s in Health Systems Management from Union College, New York.