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