Vice President, Quality/Safety and Clinical Integration

John Harrington, MD


  • Works with the executive team to develop, establish and maintain the corporate quality improvement (QI) and patient safety program for CHKD. 
  • Provides leadership, consultation, training and mentorship to the health system, physician groups and affiliated entities to improve patient safety and quality across the continuum of care. 
  • Works to improve the efficiency of care and coordinate performance improvement efforts throughout the health system. 


  • Dr. Harrington is a board-certified general pediatrician with 25 years of experience. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow recipient for primary care research.
  • He is division director of General Academic Pediatrics, located at CHKD’s main hospital and is a professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
  • He is an active member of the Consortium for Infant and Child Health and Vice-Chair of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Hampton Roads.
  • Elected as a Board Member on CA Human Services, a 501C3 for children with disabilities in Richmond, VA.
  • EVMS Outstanding Faculty Award (2017)
  • In addition, Dr. Harrington is a charter member of Tidewater Community of Practice in Autism or CoPA in Hampton Roads.
  • View Dr. Harrington's physician profile.


Dr. Harrington earned his medical degree from New York Medical College where he went on to complete his residency and fellowship.