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.

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

Lawrence “Larry” Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP is president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System. 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 pediatrics network includes 80 primary- urgent- and specialty care practices, and more than 40 hospitalists serving 19 affiliated hospitals. Nemours CareConnect offers on-demand, online video patient visits providing parents peace of mind 24/7 with telehealth services delivered by board certified pediatricians.

Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens at KidsHealth.org. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, as child health and learning are inextricably linked, and reading level is a strong predictor of adult health. Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.

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 the American College of Surgeons program for developing quality standards for pediatric surgery nationally.  He is also committed to the measurement and improvement of surgical outcomes and also serves in leadership positions in Quality Improvement in the Children’s Hospital Association, American Pediatric Surgical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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.  A pediatric surgeon for more than 26 years, Dr. Moss was an integral part of the Nationwide team that transformed its surgery program into an academic powerhouse influencing children’s surgery worldwide and consistently ranked as one of the elite programs in the world. He is also an accomplished research scientist with a track record of federal funding, high-impact peer reviewed publications, and creating and leading successful research centers of excellence.