M. Narendra Kini, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155-3009
M. Narendra Kini, M.D., joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formally – Miami Children’s Hospital in January of 2008 as president and CEO He is responsible for overseeing management of the 275-bed pediatric specialty hospital and its growing ambulatory services network. Dr. Kini brings to the post particular expertise in clinical care, informatics, quality care models and advocacy that will support Nicklaus Children’s in building on its reputation for clinical excellence and pediatric care leadership.
Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, Dr. Kini served as executive vice president for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic health system in the U.S. He was responsible for physician issues, clinical informatics, patient safety, quality of care and pharmacy operations at the $5.7 billion health system.
Prior to his work with Trinity Health, Dr. Kini served at GE Medical Systems in various roles related to information technology. He was responsible for developing an integrated approach to the enterprise clinical information system. He also advanced the understanding of customer workflow by the sales force, enabling GE Medical Systems to develop a deeper appreciation of the clinical environment and needs. Dr. Kini was named director of the GE Healthcare Leadership Institute. The Institute is dedicated to transferring GE management best practices to health care as well as enabling providers to optimize workflow around technology.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Kini served for four years as ancillary and support vice president at the Children’s Health System in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was involved in outcomes research, technology assessment and e-business at both the hospital and national levels, serving as medical director of Outcomes for the Child Health Corporation of America Outcomes Group (CHAI). Dr. Kini is also a board-certified and practicing pediatric emergency physician and held the rank of associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Kini obtained his medical degree in 1985 and completed a master’s degree in hospital and health administration in 1988. He is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine through training at the Medical College of Wisconsin.