Gurpreet Mander, MD, MBA, has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer at St. John’s
Hospital. Dr. Mander joins St. John’s after being with SIU School of Medicine since 2005
where he rose to the position of Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care. He graduated
from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University in 1990 and finished his Pediatric
Residency at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago in 1994, serving as Chief Pediatric
Resident in 1995. He completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Hope Children’s
Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., in 2005 and his MBA at the University of Massachusetts in 2011.
Dr. Mander is certified as a Physician Executive by the American College of Physician
Dr. Mander has held leadership roles at St. John’s Children’s Hospital during his tenure with
SIU including Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care for SIU School of Medicine and
Medical Director of St. John’s Children’s Hospital PICU. He is a member of the Children’s
Hospital Committee to the St. John’s Hospital Board of Directors and Medical Executive
Committee of St. John’s Hospital.
“His extensive clinical experience provides a foundation for the quality, safety and team
building that are requisites in a Chief Medical Officer role. His clinical and leadership
experience will contribute to our patient focus at St. John’s Hospital and enable our goals of improved access to clinical services, excellence in value based performance and elimination of healthcare acquired conditions,” said Charles L. Lucore, MD, MBA, President and CEO of St. John’s Hospital.
In his role as Chief Medical Officer at St. John’s Hospital, Dr. Mander will be Medical
Director of the SJS Regional Referral Center that includes Medical Directorship of the
CONNECT Regional Transfer Program and of the SJS Regional Tele-Health Network.