What began in 1940 as a pediatric orthopedic institute is now a world-renowned full-service children's hospital. Today, families from all over the globe turn to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to care for their kids – including children and teens with arthritis. Nemours pediatric rheumatology experts diagnose and treat conditions that cause pain, swelling and limited movement, so that children can get back to being active. In fact, it is the Nemours duPont Division of Rheumatology that has helped this year’s honoree, Brittany Alba, to become a Woman on the Move. Meet the team who are helping future women (and men) be on the move, too…..
Carlos Rose, MD, CIP, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received his medical degree. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Buenos Aires and Adult Rheumatology fellowship at the National Institute of Rehabilitation in the same city. He then completed a pediatric internship at Christiana Care Health Systems and his Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Rose is the director of Pediatric Rheumatology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and is a professor of pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology. In addition, Dr. Rose is a certified IRB professional. He serves as Chairman of the Nemours Delaware Institutional Review Board and Vice Chair of the Nemours Florida IRB. He is active at several rheumatology national committees and study groups and co- chair of the pediatric committee of PANLAR. Dr. Rose was voted one of the Best Doctors in America 7 times. He is author of more than 80 peer review publications and several book chapters. His areas of expertise are all pediatric rheumatic diseases and his research funding is in pediatric Lyme disease and in a rare genetic disorder Blau Syndrome, a form of arthritis with eye disease related to sarcoidosis.
AnneMarie Brescia, MD, is a pediatric rheumatologist at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Brescia is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine. She completed a combined Internship/Residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She joined Nemours as an attending physician following the completion of her fellowship there. Dr. Brescia is an assistant professor in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. In addition to caring for children with rheumatic diseases, she devotes a significant portion of her time to translational research into course and prognosis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).
Maureen Leffler, DO, earned her Osteopathic Physician Degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship/residency at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Leffler continued at Nemours where she completed her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology. Dr. Leffler is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. Her areas of expertise are Inpatient Hospital Care, Rheumatology, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA). In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Leffler facilitates Leadership Development Retreats for medical residents.
Paul Rosen, MD, is a pediatric rheumatologist at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and also serves as the Clinical Director of Service and Operational Excellence at Nemours. Dr. Rosen is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine. He received a masters of public health degree from Harvard University and a masters of medical management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He was named ‘One of the First 100 Innovators’ by the U.S. Federal Government Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Rosen’s interests include patient-physician communication, family-centered care, team building across health disciplines, and the patient experience. He teaches medical students about improving the patient experience. His latest endeavor is creating an innovation center for medical students.
Members of the Pediatric Division of Rheumatology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Children's Hospital
(Front left to right) AnneMarie Brescia, MD; Candy Patterson, BSN, RN, CPN; Carlos Rose, MD, CIP; and Maureen Leffler, DO, MPH.