Khaver Kirmani, MD, MBA has been appointed Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services. Dr. Kirmani joins Methodist Healthcare from Arizona, where he served as a practicing neonatologist for more than 25 years and as the Chief of Pediatrics at Banner Children’s at Desert for four years. During that time, he completed his MBA and Master’s in Leadership.

Dr. Kirmani is transitioning to executive physician leadership to affect health care quality, patient safety and process improvement more broadly, rather than one patient at a time.

During his time at Banner Children’s at Desert, Dr. Kirmani engaged in targeted quality and process improvement projects, as well as patient safety improvement processes. He led his teams to improve inpatient length of stay and decreased ventilated days in the pediatric ICU. Dr. Kirmani has experience with various leadership roles in non-profit organizations. He has worked alongside national organizations and state legislators to improve regulations and bills affecting the care of pregnant women and newborns.

“We are excited Dr. Kirmani has joined our team,” said Court LeMaistre, Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services. “His leadership experience is already proving to be a great asset to our organization and he is a great addition to the team as we accomplish clinical and operational growth in the coming years.”