CIO and Senior Vice President
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation
Dr. Zafar Chaudry has been Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Seattle Children’s Hospital since November 06, 2017. Dr Chaudry was recently named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s (U.S.) 105 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know (2018).
With more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of information technology, Dr. Chaundry’s background includes work in both healthcare and corporate settings in the U.S., Australia, Western Europe and the U.K., in enterprise infrastructure development; business intelligence; unified telecommunications; and implementation of health care information and electronic medical record systems.
He previously served as Chief Information Officer at Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom. Prior to Cambridge University Hospitals, he served as Global Research Director at Gartner. He also served as Chief Information Officer at the Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s Hospitals in the U.K. ; Consulting Editor for Hospital Information Technology Europe Magazine; Information Technology Strategist for the Vision4Children Pediatric Charity in the U.K.; and Teaching Faculty at the City Colleges of Chicago. He was also named to the 2017 CIO 100 list of the most transformative CIOs in the U.K.
Dr. Chaudry earned his doctor of medicine degree from Ross University. In the U.K., he earned his Master of Science degree in health care policy and management from the University of Birmingham. He also holds Master of Science degree in information systems management from the University of Salford and his Master of Business Administration from Aston University.