The Medical Staff Office manages the Medical Staff Application for Privileges process, as well as the credentialing of all physicians, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists and other medical staff practitioners. Our team is dedicated to assist Connecticut Children’s in its goal to deliver high quality care by credentialing all medical staff professionals in compliance with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.

All of Connecticut Children’s medical staff embrace a comprehensive view of child health and strive to help each child achieve maximum potential and independence. We emphasize excellence, innovation and leadership to provide the highest quality service to patients and families and to the surrounding medical community.

Connecticut Children’s serves as a major regional pediatric education resource. We provide leadership in developing child health services in our communities, and to advance child health through programs for health professionals, children, families and the community, as well as through research.


The medical staff of Connecticut Children’s serves to provide appropriate medical care in a culturally sensitive environment to all patients admitted to, or otherwise treated in or by, Connecticut Children’s. The medical staff provides education, consultation and professional support for its members, so that patient care provided at Connecticut Children’s maintains the highest achievable level of quality, given the state of the healing arts and the resources available.

The medical staff mutually promotes a high level of professional performance by all practitioners, through ongoing review and performance evaluation. Its members form the collegial body through which individual practitioners obtain membership prerogatives and clinical privileges at Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s medical staff self-governs in accordance with the established Bylaws and Rules & Regulations.


As a member of Connecticut Children’s medical staff, you are associated with the state’s only academic medical center that provides top-notch care exclusively for children. Connecticut Children’s is the regional leader in comprehensive pediatric care.

Members of the medical staff have exclusive access to several Continuing Medical Education opportunities, as well as training and research programs affiliated with the University of Connecticut Department of Pediatrics.

Locations and Hours

We are located at:

10 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06106

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: 860.837.5560

Fax: 860.837.6387

Our Team

Kelli S. Allen-Dunn, Sr. Director, Medical Staff & Credentialing Operations
Karla Benavides, Credentials Specialist
Carrie J. Gonzalez, Medical Staff Coordinator
Nakina Henry, Medical Staff Data Analyst
Jared Knapik, Credentials Specialist
Barbara Martin, Credentials Specialist
Anil Mathew, MD, Credentials Committee Chairman
Jessica Snow, Medical Staff Coordinator
Rochelle Thornton, Sr. Medical Staff Coordinator
Tracey Williams, Sr. Medical Staff Coordinator