Sara L. Toomey

Chief Safety & Quality Officer, SVP, Boston Children’s Hospital at Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Toomey is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, the Director/PI of the federally-funded Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement (CEPQM), and Chief Experience Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. In her role as Director/PI of CEPQM, she has been integral to the development of multiple nationally-recognized pediatric quality measures and has continued her health services research. Her research aims to measure the quality of pediatric care, demonstrate the association between quality measures and healthcare outcomes, and develop interventions to improve outcomes. In her role as Chief Experience Officer, she leads the experience efforts at BCH and oversees measurement and improvement activities working broadly on all aspects of experience including patient experience, staff engagement, and organizational culture.

She received her BA from Holy Cross College. As a Rhodes Scholar, she received her MPhil in Social and Cultural Anthropology and MSc in Comparative Social Research from Oxford University. She completed her MD and MPH at Harvard Medical School. She did her pediatric residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and completed the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship.



  • Chief Safety & Quality Officer, SVP, Boston Children’s Hospital

    Current role

  • Chief Experience Officer & Interim Chief Quality Officer