Originally a New Yorker, Mark Krieger has resided in Los Angeles for 28 of the last 30 years. He lives with his wife Kristie, an Academy Award, Emmy Award, PGA Award and BAFTA Award-nominated producer whose working relationship with director Steven Spielberg spans over 20 years, and his son Sam, a student at Harvard Westlake.
Dr. Krieger is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief and the Senior Vice President of the Department of Surgery. He is a Director and a Trustee of CHLA, and a Director of the Children’s Hospital Medical Group. He is a Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is also a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Make a Wish Foundation. He truly loves making a difference in the lives of children and their families during times of need. He graduated from Harvard College and received his MD degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
Mark, Kristie and Sam found IKAR through friends 5 years ago. They love the passion and vibrancy of the community and of the services, and watching Mark’s out of town relatives skeptically approach the service and then fully buy in. The whole experience of Sam’s becoming a Bar Mitzvah brought them close to all that is wonderful at IKAR – the community, the learning, and the passion around the expression of faith.