Bradley L. Schlagger, MD, PhD, has been appointed the next president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute. He will assume this position this summer, replacing its current president, Dr Gary Goldstein, who will transition to a new role.

“Dr Schlaggar and Kennedy Krieger are in a unique position to collaborate with others around the world to advance discoveries that will change children’s lives for the better,” Goldstein says. “Just as importantly, he is caring and supportive of others, qualities that will make him a particularly good fit within the culture here at Kennedy Krieger.”

Schlaggar joins Kennedy Krieger after 19 years on the faculty of Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, where for the last 4 years he served as division head of pediatric and developmental neurology, co-director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, and neurologist-in-chief at St Louis Children’s Hospital. Prior to becoming division head, he directed the pediatric neurology residency program for 8 years.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University, and his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, where, after residency, he ascended the ranks to become the A. Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Developmental Neurology, and professor of neurology, psychiatry, radiology, neuroscience, and pediatrics, explains a media release from Kennedy Krieger Institute.

“Dr Schlaggar will be an asset to the team of brilliant minds at Kennedy Krieger who are all dedicated to advancing care, education and research to help the young people we serve,” states Kennedy Krieger Institute Board chair Howard B. Miller, who announced the appointment.

Currently, he serves as the chair-elect of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital medical executive committee and is a member of many organizations including the American Neurological Association, Society for Pediatric Research and the Child Neurology Society. In addition, he is a co-founder and vice president of the Flux Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

“I am honored to join Kennedy Krieger and to be a part of a community that works tirelessly to ensure each patient has the opportunity to embrace their full potential,” Schlaggar shares, in the release.

[Source(s): Kennedy Krieger Institute, PR Newswire]