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Nemours Children's Hospital Announces New Chair for Department of Surgery

Friday, Jun 13, 2014

Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando
Steven Frick, MD, announced as the new Chair for the Department of Surgery at Nemours Children's Hospital

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nemours, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, announces the appointment of Dr. Steven Frick as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery for Nemours Children’s Hospital.

“Our pediatric surgeons are some of the most talented in the world,” said Dr. Frick who also serves as the Chair of Orthopedic Surgery. “It is a privilege to be leading such a dedicated team of specialists who are providing family-centered care and services that were previously not available to families in Central Florida.”

Dr. Frick came to Nemours in October 2012 from Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as a faculty member of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery as well as the program director for the Orthopedic Residency Program.

Dr. Frick is board certified in orthopedic surgery and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his internship, orthopedic surgery residency and fellowship in orthopedic research at Carolinas Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Children’s Hospital San Diego and University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Frick is the recipient of local, national and international honors and awards for his leadership, community service, scholarly achievements, teaching and research. He is a highly regarded expert in orthopedics with clinical and research interests in congenital clubfoot, hip dysplasia, limb deformities, neuromuscular diseases and musculoskeletal trauma. Dr. Frick has also published or co-authored more than 60 articles and book chapters.

“Steve has done an outstanding job of creating an outstanding Department of Orthopedics and we are elated that he has agreed to help lead our surgical services,” said Dr. Lane Donnelly, chief medical officer at Nemours Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Frick has longstanding interests in medical education, having served as editor of the Resident Review Newsletter, chair of the Core Curriculum Committee for the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, and leader of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Milestones Workgroup for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. A respected researcher and lecturer, Dr. Frick has been honored by the American Orthopaedic Association as both a North American Traveling Fellow, and as an American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, on the Program Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and on the board of the J. Robert Gladden Society.

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.