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Nationally Recognized Physicians Appointed To Nemours Children's Hospital Leadership Team

Friday, Nov 11, 2011


ORLANDO, FL — Nemours, one of the nation’s premier pediatric health systems, today announces that Kamran Badizadegan, MD; Todd F. Glass, MD; and Stephanie R. Ried, MD, MA, have been appointed to Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) in the roles of Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Division Chief of Emergency Medicine; and Division Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, respectively.

“We are pleased to bring such highly renowned pediatric experts to Central Florida,”
said Roger Oxendale, Nemours senior vice president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Hospital. “Each physician will play a key role in helping us to enhance the quality of health care for children in our region. Their expertise and commitment to innovation will also help us to further develop Lake Nona’s Medical City into a world-class health care destination.”

In his role as the Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Badizadegan will provide administrative leadership and oversight for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the new hospital. Dr. Badizadegan joins Nemours from Massachusetts General Hospital where he was an Associate in Gastrointestinal Pathology and the Head of Pediatric Pathology. In addition, Dr. Badizadegan served as an Associate Professor of Pathology and Health Science and Technology at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. During his career, he has published more than 65 peer-reviewed articles and received multiple research grants in his field. An avid teacher, Dr. Badizadegan was a member of The Academy at Harvard Medical School and the founding director of the course Principle and Practice of Human Pathology, a core requirement for doctoral students in Leder Human Biology and Translational Medicine program at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Glass joins Nemours from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) where he most recently served as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at CCHMC’s second hospital campus, which opened under his leadership in 2008. As Division Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Glass will play a significant role in the opening of the Emergency Department at NCH by contributing to its design and hiring its staff. He also will supervise daily clinical operation of the Emergency Department, and lead in the development of an academic program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Glass is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.

As Division Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Ried will lead Nemours associates in providing both inpatient and outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services for children and adolescents with disabilities due to congenital conditions, illness, or injury. She most recently served as Medical Director for Rehabilitation at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ried is board certified in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation. She also has earned subspecialty certification in pediatric rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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.