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Duke appoints new Department Chair in Pediatrics

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Ann Reed

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University School of Medicine has named Ann M. Reed, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

“I am very pleased to have a nationally recognized and respected physician-scientist join Duke to lead our Department of Pediatrics,” said Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of Duke University School of Medicine. “Ann brings boundless energy and a commitment to excellence that will take Duke Pediatrics to the highest level of success in patient care, research and education.”

Reed currently serves as Chair of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She is also Interim Director and Physician-in-Chief for the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Mayo Medical School and a consultant in the Division of Rheumatology in both the Departments of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Reed received her MD degree from the Medical College of Ohio. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron and a fellowship in clinical immunology/rheumatology at Northwestern University/Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She also completed a research fellowship in a molecular genetics laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Reed was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was active in a collaborative program with Duke providing care for pediatric rheumatology patients. She continues to be active in clinical care of children with autoinflammatory disease and dermatomyositis, an inflammatory muscle disease marked by a distinctive skin rash.

Reed’s research has helped to identify genes that predispose children to juvenile dermatomyositis and to provide a comprehensive understanding of the genetics of the disease. She is principal investigator on several research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Reed will assume her new role on August 1, 2014.