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King Appointed Chief Medical Officer, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

Brent R. King, MD 

Nemours, one of the nation's premier pediatric health systems, today announces the appointment of Brent R. King, MD to the positions of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Physician-in-Chief at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. He will also serve as a Vice President for the health system, joining Nemours on June 1.

As CMO and Physician-in-Chief, Dr. King will lead the health and wellness strategy for the hospital and serve as the principal architect of the clinical, academic, research and business alignment strategies for one of the nation’s leading pediatric institutions.

Dr. King is a nationally recognized physician with a distinguished list of accomplishments including a background in research, emergency medicine, teaching, patient safety and quality improvement. He joins the organization from his most recent position as Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is also the Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine and Chairman ad interim, Department of Pediatrics for the school.

"As a teacher, physician and administrator, Dr. King will be instrumental in our continued commitment to children and families," said Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, CEO of duPont Hospital for Children. “We want to be the pediatric healthcare resource families in the region choose for quality, safety and affordability.”

A graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Dr. King completed his pediatric residency at The University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Additionally, Dr. King has a significant background in medical quality and medical management. He holds a Master of Medical Management (MMM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He also has served in leadership positions for several national and regional organizations, including the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.