Dr. Terence Dermody named chairman of pediatrics at Pitt, scientific director at UPMC Children's: 4 things to know

Terence Dermody, MD, has been named the new chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and physician-in-chief and scientific director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Here are four things to know about Dr. Dermody.

1. He will begin his new role June 1.

2. He comes to his new role from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where he is the Dorothy Overall Wells Professor of Pediatrics, director of the division of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the medical scientist training program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He also is a professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology at Vanderbilt.

3. He is a virologist interested in viral pathogenesis and vaccine development, according to a news release.

4. Arthur Levine, MD, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh, said of Dr. Dermody's appointment, "His academic interests, which included running Vanderbilt's MD/PhD. training program, are unusually broad. An exceptional physician and scientist, he will be an asset to our faculty, residents and students."


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