Seattle Children’s Leadership

Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA

Zafar Chaudry headshotZafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

At Seattle Children’s since 2017 
MD, Ross University
MS, University of Birmingham
MIS, University of Salford
MBA, Aston University

As senior vice president and chief information officer, Dr. Zafar Chaudry provides vision and leadership for the development of technology initiatives and enterprise-wide information systems and services for Seattle Children’s. His goal is to enable clinicians with the best technology to deliver safe and excellent care to our patients.

Chaudry, who began his career as a physician, brings to Seattle Children’s over 20 years’ worth of experience in healthcare informatics and a strong technical, business and international standards–based approach to IS. He has worked in senior IT roles in startups and served as faculty at the City Colleges of Chicago. He then became CIO of Europe’s largest women’s hospital (Liverpool Women’s) and its largest children’s hospital (Alder Hey), both in Liverpool, England. He moved on to serving as research director for global healthcare at Gartner. Most recently, he was CIO of Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Chaudry earned his MD from Ross University. He subsequently earned his MS in healthcare management and policy from the University of Birmingham, his MIS in information systems management from the University of Salford and his MBA from Aston University, all in the U.K.

While not at work, Chaudry enjoys international travel and is an avid fan of science fiction.

Publications

  • Chaudry ZA (2012). Safe texts. Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 14-15.
  • Chaudry ZA (2012). The Next Generation IT Leader. Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 14-15.
  • Chaudry ZA (2012). Network Convergence. Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 14-15.
  • Chaudry ZA (2011). There Must Be More to Healthcare than Emails. Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 8.
  • Chaudry ZA (2011). Unified Communications, So What’s It All About? Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 17-19.
  • Chaudry ZA (2011). Next Generation PACS. Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 8.
  • Chaudry ZA (2011). Changing the locks. Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 24-27.
  • Chaudry ZA (2011). Is it all just hot air? Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 24-27.
  • Chaudry ZA (2010). Building a 21st Century Enterprise IT Infrastructure. Hospital Information Technology Europe, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 24-27.
  • Chaudry ZA (2004). Personal Digital Assistants in Medicine: Critical Data in the Palm of Your Hand. UK Health Informatics Today, no. 45, Winter, pp. 4-6.
  • Rosenbloom M, Leikin J, Vogel S and Chaudry ZA (2002). Nuclear, Biologic and Chemical Weapons. PEPID Software.
  • Rosenbloom M, Leikin J, Chaudry ZA and Beach C. (2002). Biological and Chemical Agents: A Brief Synopsis. American Journal of Therapeutics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 5-14.

Awards and honors

  • IDG (U.K.) – List of top 100 CIOs across all sectors (2017)
  • Kable (U.K.) – Government Computing list of top 100 influential technology leaders in the U.K. public sector (2010)
  • Techworld/CIO (U.K.) – CIO of the Year (2008)