R. Lawrence Moss, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Nemours Children’s Health System

R. Lawrence Moss, M.D.
R. Lawrence Moss, M.D.

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Opening Keynote Session
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 • 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

R. Lawrence Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP is president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System, one of the largest integrated children’s health systems in the country. With more than 1.7 million patient encounters annually. Nemours provides medical care in five states through two freestanding state-of-the-art children’s hospitals — Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. Nemours pediatric network includes more than 80 primary- urgent- and specialty care practices, hospitalists serving 18 affiliated community hospitals and Nemours CareConnect telemedicine.

Dr. Moss is a renowned pediatric surgeon, biomedical researcher, educator, and health system executive. He has served as director of Quality Improvement programs in both pediatric and adult academic medical centers and is internationally recognized for leadership in healthcare quality and safety. He is a founding member of both of the American College of Surgeons programs for developing quality standards for children’s surgery nationally and is committed to the measurement and improvement of surgical outcomes. Dr. Moss led an NIH funded research laboratory investigating treatments for severe neonatal disease for nearly two decades. He has authored over 150 publications. He serves in leadership positions in the Children’s Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

He joined Nemours after serving seven years as Surgeon-in-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and the E. Thomas Boles Jr., Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Previously he served as Surgeon-in-Chief and the Robert Pritzker Professor of Surgery at Yale University and as a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.