For Immediate Release April 12, 2023

BALTIMORE, MD (April 12) – Following a comprehensive national search, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH), co-owned by University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine, announces that Dr. Scott M. Klein, MD, MHSA, has been selected as the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Dr. Klein will begin on July 1, 2023.

“Mt. Washington has an incredible history of more than 100 years in helping patients and families transition from acute illnesses to home,” said Dr. Klein. “Working alongside an incredible team of dedicated colleagues and our partners at the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine, I plan to continue the rich trajectory of excellence that has served the Baltimore community so well.”

Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine, Dr. Klein has spent the past 30 years working in children’s hospitals. He began his career in medicine as a pediatric intensivist, caring for seriously ill children in the intensive care unit. He then transitioned into the specialty of pediatric hospice and palliative care, helping children and families navigate life-changing medical conditions, including end-of-life care, if needed.

“Dr. Klein is a veteran physician executive who offers years of experience working with medically fragile patients and their families as they begin their journey to healing,” said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical System. “We are excited to welcome him to this role as he continues the rich tradition of service at one of Baltimore’s most treasured institutions.”

Before joining MWPH as CEO, Dr. Klein served as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief medical officer (CMO) at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY. His previous administrative experience also includes working as CMO of hospice and palliative care for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York; several leadership positions at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, culminating in his role as the hospital’s associate medical director; and director of pediatric critical care medicine at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn and St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in Staten Island. He has also held academic appointments in pediatrics at medical schools across New York, most recently serving as an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Columbia University.

“Mt. Washington is a special place with a talented team of professionals dedicated to helping their young patients transition to their next phase of development,” said Kevin Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., President, Johns Hopkins Health System, EVP, Johns Hopkins Medicine. “We have no doubt that Dr. Klein’s decades of hospital leadership and medical practice will prove to be an asset to our region as MWPH prepares for its second century of service.”

Dr. Klein pursued his undergraduate education at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, graduating cum laude from a six-year BA/MD program. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his internship and residency training in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia before completing a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He also earned a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor.

Last May, MWPH’s longtime President and CEO Sheldon Stein announced his decision to retire after more than two decades with the organization, becoming the longest-serving leader in the hospital’s 100-year history.

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About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has provided more than 100 years of family-focused, integrated care to children with serious, chronic, or complex medical needs. MWPH was founded in 1922 by Hortense Kahn Eliasberg who sought to open a home where children could safely recover from illness and surgery. Today, the hospital treats over 8,500 patients each year, helping them to heal, grow, and learn the skills that lead to happier, more independent lives. The 102-bed hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine with locations in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Harford County, via Telehealth, and in the community. For more information, please visit