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Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville Appoints Andrew Stec, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville announces the appointment of Andrew Stec, MD, as Vice President, Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Effective May 1, Dr. Stec will transition from his current role of Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery to CMO.

“After an extensive external and internal search, and vetting of the most qualified candidates, we are fortunate to have recruited a leader from within Nemours Children’s,” said Michael Erhard, MD, North Florida Region President, Nemours Children’s Health. “I look forward to working with Dr. Stec to create the healthiest generations of children in Northeast Florida and beyond.”

As CMO, Dr. Stec will provide oversight of the medical operations and faculty at Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville. He will also work with clinical and nonclinical leaders and team members across the organization to help maintain the highest levels of safe, quality care for Nemours patients and families.

Dr. Stec joined the urology team at Nemours Children’s as division chief in September 2019. Previously, he served for five years as the director of pediatric urology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine and completed a residency in urology at Vanderbilt University. He specialized in pediatric urology with a two-year fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Stec is currently an associate professor of urology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and is active in outcomes research, a branch of public health research that studies the end results of the structure and processes of the healthcare system on the health and well-being of patients.

Dr. Stec is a board-certified urologist with a subspecialty board certification in pediatric urology. He is an active member of numerous professional societies including the American Urological Association and the Society of Pediatric Urology. His clinical interests focus on robotic, minimally invasive surgery and complex urologic reconstruction. He is completing his master’s in business administration at Louisiana State University and is expected to graduate in August.

About Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, which includes two free-standing children’s hospitals and a network of more than 70 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children’s seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours Children’s also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, Nemours KidsHealth.org.

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves. For more information, visit Nemours.org.

Media Contact: Leah Goodwyne, (904) 676-2229, leah.goodwyne@nemours.org

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