Grace Children’s


Christopher Sidford, MD

Founder and Medical Director, Black Bag

Highly regarded by peers and patients alike, Dr. Christopher Sidford is a board-certified physician in Emergency Medicine with over twenty years’ experience at leading medical institutions. Before founding Black Bag, he was an attending physician with the world- renowned Lahey Clinic. Dr. Sidford started his career at Boston City Hospital, where he graduated from the hospital’s “knife and gun club,” the residency program for emergency physicians.

A U.S. Navy officer, Dr. Sidford served as a faculty member of the Emergency Medicine Residency training program in San Diego before traveling overseas. The Mojave Desert and the Artic Circle were just some of the locations that challenged Dr. Sidford to reach and practice emergency medicine in remote and difficult conditions. Later, he helped to open a nuclear – chemical and biological-proof- hospital on the island of Sicily. Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Sidford joined the faculty at Brown University, where he taught emergency medicine and served as attending physician at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Since starting Black Bag over 10 years ago, Dr. Sidford has been so fortunate and inspired to work with wonderful charitable and philanthropic leaders. The Grace Children’s Foundation and their CRE is a groundbreaking initiative to share the efforts and lessons learned by organization and health care providers all over the world. It is a privilege to join the efforts of the Grace Children’s Foundation