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  • July 30, 2018

Meet CHA Board Member and Hospital CEO Jeff Sperring

Jeff Sperring, M.D.
Jeff Sperring, M.D.

After residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Jeff Sperring, M.D., served as a United States Navy Medical Corps officer for three years. Today, the CEO of Seattle Children's is on CHA's Board of Trustees.

Something most people don't know about you: I served as a pediatrician in the Navy for the first six years of my career after medical school 

Pet peeve: Bringing forward a problem without ideas for a solution

Motto: Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react.

I'd never: …answer this question. I'd jinx myself as soon as I said it.

Traits you value in a colleague: Agility to adapt to challenges, curiosity to find better solutions, desire for team results over personal results

Three words that describe your leadership style: Enthusiastic, collaborative, authentic

Favorite childhood memory: Spending the summers at my grandparent's cottage in Ontario, Canada

Biggest fear: Running out of time