Dr. Gigi Chawla

Gigi Chawla, MD, MHA, pediatrician is currently the Chief of General Pediatrics at Children's Minnesota. She received her medical degree and business degree from the University of MN. In her professional role, she has oversight over primary care, rehabilitation services, and mental, developmental, and behavioral health, including development of an inpatient mental health pediatric unit, and partial hospitalization mental health programs. She is often called upon by the media for her pediatric expertise and is a regular contributor for the Minnesota Parent's column and WCCO's segment to "Ask the Pediatrician." Her clinical areas of interest are the outpatient and inpatient care of complex special needs patients, premature infants, and ventilator dependent children. Dr. Chawla is also instrumental in advancing the organization's forward-looking efforts around community engagement. Through internal efforts to better integrate school based care, primary care with behavioral health, social support services for families, as well as, external advocacy with government groups, she works to create an environment for child health that extends beyond the clinic. She is the state’s Medical Director for Reach Out and Read Minnesota. She's been consistently named to Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine's and Minnesota Monthly magazine's Top Doctors annual list. In 2020, she received the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Women in Business Honoree award; and in 2023, she received the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Honoree award for Health and Well-Being. She is a Board Member for Reach Out and Read and the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and a member of the National Quality Forum’s Prevention and Population Health Committee. She has two amazing daughters who are changing the world.