Ross Ungerleider

MD, MBA pioneering pediatric heart surgeon; leader in medical innovation, education, and administration

Ross Ungerleider, M.D., M.B.A., is known for his innovations and his expertise as a pediatric heart surgeon, changing many lives with his healing hands and compassionate manner. He has created nationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgery programs, and is now doing so at Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, as chief of the pediatric cardiovascular surgery team and director of the pediatric heart program. Dr. Ungerleider’s skills as a surgeon, leader, and educator have been recognized with numerous honors and awards, from professional peers and from patients. Widely respected as a thought leader in bringing a humane, relational focus into medical settings, he speaks at conferences and writes about leadership, teamwork, and work life balance for physicians.