Angelo P. Giardino is the Wilma T. Gibson Presidential Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his medical degree and doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania, completed his residency and fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Giardino holds subspecialty certifications in pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics. He is also a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) within the American Association for Physician Leadership. He completed the Patient Safety Certificate Program from the Quality Colloquium, is certified in medical quality (CMQ) as designated by the American Board of Medical Quality, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Quality.

Prior to arriving in Salt Lake City, Dr. Giardino most recently served as Professor and Division Chief for Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also was the Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Texas Children’s Hospital. Previous academic leadership positions include serving as the Associate Chair for Clinical Operations, Associate Physician-in-Chief and Vice President for Clinical Affairs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, as well as Associate Chair for Operations at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). At both, St. Chris and CHOP, Dr. Giardino was appointed to chair the institution-wide quality improvement committee, which included the peer-review responsibility.

Dr. Giardino is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Health Finance. He is a recipient of the Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award at Baylor College of Medicine and the 2013 Healthcare Advocacy Award from Doctors for Change in Houston, Texas. His academic accomplishments include published articles, chapters, and textbooks on child abuse and neglect; contributions to several national curricula on the evaluation of child maltreatment; and presentations on a variety of pediatric topics at both national and regional conferences.

Dr. Giardino is a board member for several national and regional boards, including Prevent Child Abuse America, Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities, the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and the National Advisory Council of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) for the U.S. Catholic Church, where he provides advice on how to best protect children from sexual abuse. He is also co- editor of the Children at Risk Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk and the Journal of Family Strengths.