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Carolinas HealthCare System Names National Leader as President of Children's Services

Carolinas HealthCare System
Posted on: 29 Jul 17

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas HealthCare System announced that H. Stacy Nicholson, MD, MPH has been named President of the children's service line for the health care system as well as the Sara H. Bissell and Howard C. Bissell Endowed Chair in Pediatrics. In this role, Dr. Nicholson will oversee all pediatric physicians across the Carolinas HealthCare System, including Levine Children's Hospital, Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital and all system pediatric practices.

"Carolinas HealthCare System is a tremendous organization and the accomplishments in children's care over the past decade have been remarkable," Nicholson said. "There are so many great people driving great outcomes here and I'm excited to join the organization to help continue building amazing programs that serve the children and families of this region and the country."

Prior to joining Carolinas HealthCare System, Nicholson was the physician in chief at Phoenix Children's Hospital, a nationally recognized stand-alone pediatric hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he led the medical specialty divisions and also provided oversight to the hospital's medical education initiatives and research programs.

"Dr. Nicholson has a track record of being an innovative leader and developing world-class clinical programs, but also being committed to serving the community," said Carolinas HealthCare System Chief Physician Executive Dr. Roger Ray MBA, FACPE. "Throughout his career, he has made an impact not just in the clinical aspects of care, but also education, access to care and the social determinants of care. Our pediatrics team has achieved so much over the past several years, and under Dr. Nicholson leadership, I'm excited to see what they will achieve in the future."

Dr. Nicholson previously held faculty positions at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Children's National Medical Center (CNMC). At OHSU, he served in the roles of chair of Pediatrics, division head of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and founding director of the Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program. He is a pediatric oncologist with expertise in brain tumors, new drug development and cancer survivorship. He is also keenly interested in faculty advancement and improving the health and well-being of children and adolescents.

Originally from Georgia, Nicholson has his undergraduate degree from Furman University and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Masters in public health at George Washington University and trained in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he became the founding clinical director of the Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program.

Nicholson also trained in cancer epidemiology at the National Cancer Institute. He has led and published clinical trials in pediatric oncology and studies of late effects and quality of life in cancer survivors. Nationally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Pediatrics and is the immediate past chair of its pediatric hematology/oncology sub-board.

About Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System (, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Carolinas HealthCare System works to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 29/07/2017

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