Dr. Michael Shrader named new division chief for cerebral palsy at Nemours: 6 insights

Written by Shayna Korol | February 05, 2018 | Print  |

Wilmington, Del.-based Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children named Michael Shrader, MD, its new division chief for cerebral palsy, according to Hockessin Community News.

Here are six things to know:


1. Dr. Shrader received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He underwent fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.


2. Dr. Shrader was hired after Freeman Miller, MD, announced his retirement. Dr. Miller established the Cerebral Palsy Center at duPont Hospital for Children 30 years ago. More than 3,000 children receive care at the Nemours Cerebral Palsy Center each year.


3. Before joining Nemours, Dr. Shrader was a professor, chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery and medical director of children's rehabilitative services at Children's of Mississippi-University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.


4. Dr. Shrader focuses on the treatment of children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and similar developmental disabilities. He served as the director of the CP Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital, and he is currently on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.


5. Before entering medical school, Dr. Shrader worked as an engineer at NASA.


6. Dr. Shrader's current research focuses on pain control, scoliosis, hip dysplasia and the family dynamics of children with special healthcare needs.


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