Nicholas Holmes, MD,

President, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Senior Vice President, Children's Services, UCSF Health

Dr. Nicholas Holmes is president of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals (BCH) and senior vice president of children's services for UCSF Health. He is responsible for BCH San Francisco and BCH Oakland, which together constitute one of the nation’s 10 largest providers of health care for children. He oversees strategic direction and operations for all pediatric clinical services across the health system, including UCSF-owned and -operated sites and affiliated programs, facilities and physicians.

Holmes served 15 years in the U.S. Navy, where he was head urologist and specialty adviser to the Navy's surgeon general, assisting in shaping naval health care policy and graduate medical education. Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief operating officer for Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego.

Holmes earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he discovered a passion for surgery and caring for pediatric patients. He completed a residency in radiology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and a fellowship in pediatric urology at UCSF. He completed a business of medicine certificate program at the Johns Hopkins University. He also earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.