Dr. Christopher Carpenter Named Natividad Chief of Staff

  • July 12, 2020

Natividad has named Dr. Christopher Carpenter as incoming Chief of Staff effective July 1. The position is currently held by Dr. Chad Harris.

The hospital’s Chief of Staff is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to all hospital staff. In his new role, Dr. Carpenter’s goals are to enhance engagement and support of medical staff members and promote diversity within leadership.

“We are excited to see Dr. Carpenter step into this role,” said Dr. Gary Gray, Natividad CEO. “His knowledge and deep commitment to patient care make him an excellent leader to help us better serve our community members.”

Dr. Carpenter serves as Director of Natividad’s Pediatrics Services. He has been with the hospital for more than four years serving as Chief Hospitalist, Chief of Service for Pediatrics, and Vice Chief of Staff. Prior to joining Natividad, he was an instructor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and held the role of Associate Director for the Pediatric Global Health Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Carpenter received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and his Master’s in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. He then when on to complete his internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Carpenter is board certified in Pediatrics.

In 2012, he co-founded the Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti. During that time, he worked to oversee clinical and research programs, identified gaps in local resources that the clinic could address, and worked to develop the overall strategic plan of the clinic.

“It is an honor to serve both the community and medical staff,” said Dr. Carpenter.