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Debra Feigin Sukin, PhD, Is the New President of Texas Children’s

Texas Children’s has just announced that Debra Feigin Sukin, PhD, has been appointed as the organization’s new president. She will take over the post on January 8, 2024. Currently, Sukin is an executive vice president at Houston Methodist with responsibility for four of its hospitals, as well as being CEO of Houston Methodist the Woodlands Hospital. She also has system responsibilities leading Neurosciences and the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart Center.


Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s, says this of Sukin: “I am thrilled to welcome Debbie, an exemplary and talented leader, to Texas Children’s. Her expertise, vision and values are a perfect fit for our organization and where we are headed in the future. Not only does Debbie have the necessary healthcare leadership experience, but she has lived and breathed Texas Children’s her entire life. Both of her parents worked at Texas Children’s, and she also began volunteering at Texas Children’s at age 16. As a parent of her two boys with special needs, she has spent the last two decades experiencing the world-class care, clinical research, empathy and heart of Texas Children’s. Debbie’s passion for our culture, mission, vision and values is unparalleled.”


As president of Texas Children’s, Sukin will lead the largest children’s hospital in the United States. It serves 5.2 million patients annually, has over  120 locations throughout Houston, Austin, and Central Texas, and boasts 17,000 world-class employees, faculty, specialists, and pediatricians who serve children and women across the globe. Texas Children’s is consistently recognized as a leader in pediatric care, ranking third in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals survey.


In response to being appointed president of the venerable institution, Sorkin states: “I am truly honored and excited to serve as the new President of Texas Children’s. Texas Children’s has always been a profoundly special place to me, and I’m humbled to have this opportunity. This is an amazing organization and I look forward to working with the outstanding faculty and staff throughout the system and leading the next evolution of Texas Children’s. Mark has been a mentor and friend for many decades and I feel especially fortunate to serve under him as he continues on as CEO. I truly cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together as a team in the months and years to come.” 


About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s, a nonprofit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education, and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The system includes the Texas Children’s Duncan NRI; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; Texas Children’s Pediatrics, the largest pediatric primary care network in the country; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 

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