Dr. Dennis P. Lund
Acting President and CEO, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Dennis P. Lund, MD, was appointed the first holder of the Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Professorship in Pediatrics in June 2017. Dr. Lund is the chief medical officer and professor of surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford; and associate dean of faculty for maternal and child health at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lund spent the first ten years of his career as a pediatric trauma and transplant surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he developed its level-1 trauma program, built a large pediatric surgical practice, and started an intestinal transplant program. In 1999, he was recruited to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was named professor of surgery and surgeon-in-chief at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital. During his 12-year tenure, Dr. Lund was chair of the Division of General Surgery.   He was also a major force behind the creation of the University of Wisconsin’s American Family Children’s Hospital.

Prior to joining Stanford’s faculty in 2015, Dr. Lund was executive vice president of Phoenix Children’s Medical Group, surgeon-in-chief at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Dr. Lund earned his bachelor’s degree in biology cum laude from Harvard College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his general surgical internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital before completing his pediatric surgical residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he was chief resident.  He also served one year as the chief of the West Surgical Service, one of the surgical teaching services at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and two years as a surgical research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital.