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Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Appoints Abdalla Zarroug, MD, FACS, New Surgeon-in-Chief Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to announce that Abdalla Zarroug, MD, FACS, has been named Surgeon-in-Chief. Dr. Zarroug succeeds Paul Esposito, MD, who had been chief surgeon since January 2020 and retired this summer after 35 years at The Children’s. “Dr. Zarroug is well equipped to build on the strong foundation of pediatric surgical services we have at The Children’s,” said Chanda Chacón, MPH, FACHE, President and CEO of The Children’s. “Leadership drives results, and I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Zarroug’s leadership strength to continue our journey of excellence.” Dr. Zarroug joined Children’s in 2021 as Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Professor at UNMC and Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery. He has over 20 years of experience providing high quality surgical care. For 14 years, Dr. Zarroug was a pediatric surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “It is a privilege to serve the children of our region in this new role,” said Dr Zarroug. “My goal is to serve as a resource for all of our surgeons, so they can excel in the care of our patients. Together, we can achieve our shared mission of improving the lives of every child through innovation, collaboration , accountability, respect and excellence . I am honored by the trust others have placed in me.” “Dr. Zarroug’s collaborative leadership style, decades of surgical experience and impressive track record in the development and adoption of new technologies will be great assets in this role as he champions his peers and surgical initiatives while maintaining administrative oversight of surgical activities,” said Christopher Maloney. , MD, Ph.D., Children’s Executive Vice President, Clinical Director and Chief Medical Officer. “I am confident he will continue to advance Children’s commitment to surgical excellence.”


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