Samuel Hanke, MD
Chair of Quality Improvement Committee
Dr. Samuel Hanke is a pediatric cardiologist and an assistant professor in clinical pediatrics in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his pediatric residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s. He has completed additional training in quality improvement science and currently holds a faculty appointment in the Anderson Center for Health System’s Excellence also at Cincinnati Children’s. He is a faculty leader in the hospital’s safety, quality and value efforts. In this role, he serves as the utilization review chair, leads the hospital’s readmission reductions efforts and oversees quality measurement in the Heart Institute. Clinically, Dr. Hanke provides care to fragile infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease in both inpatient and outpatient environments. When not providing pediatric cardiac care, Dr. Hanke serves as president of Charlie’s Kids foundation. An organization he and his wife founded after the untimely loss of their first son Charlie in 2010 to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and an unsafe sleep environment. His organization has been committed to educating families about SIDS and Safe Sleep to help prevent other parents from suffering the sudden and unthinkable loss of an infant.