As Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Eskandanian leads the strategic and operational management of novel product development at Children’s National, with a focus on translating pediatric innovation to patients, families, and providers. She is the Managing Director of Innovation Ventures, the commercialization arm of Children’s National, the Executive Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, and Principal Investigator of the Alliance for Pediatric Device Innovation, an FDA-funded initiative. Prior to joining Children’s National, Dr. Eskandanian held positions with Intelsat, Accenture, and Georgetown University. Kolaleh’s background is in mechanical engineering with a PhD in operations science and an MBA from American University Kogod School of Business.

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