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Nemours Children's Specialty Care Names New Chief Medical Officer

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

Gary Josephson, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Jacksonville

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care has named Gary Josephson, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Jacksonville. 

Dr. Josephson joined the Nemours Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 2000, and he was division chief for many years before he advanced to chair of the Department of Surgery in 2010. He also serves as the Chief of Staff at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, a position he has held since January 2017. In addition to his leadership roles, Dr. Josephson holds academic appointments at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. 

Prior to Nemours, he was division chief of pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Miami College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, and then completed a residency in otolaryngology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Virginia. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Massachusetts. In addition to his extensive work in pediatric research, he is an active board and committee member both locally and internationally and has been recognized for his work in pediatric advocacy. 

Dr. Josephson is also named among Jacksonville’s "Best Surgeons in the City" and the "Best Doctors in America" year after year. He is a fellow of numerous medical societies and has completed a multitude of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters; he has also edited a medical textbook. Dr. Josephson is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

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.