F. Bruder Stapleton, M.D.
Ford/Morgan Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Dean, UW School of Medicine
Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President, Seattle Children's
Dr. Stapleton received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Kansas. In 1979, Dr. Stapleton joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, Tenn., where he rose to the rank of professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. While at the University of Tennessee, he founded a pediatric general clinical research center and served as its program director. He also served as the director of research at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. He has over 250 scientific publications.
From 1989–1995, Dr. Stapleton served as the A. Conger Goodyear Chair of the Department of Pediatrics as well as the pediatrician-in-chief and medical director for the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Stapleton assumed his responsibilities in Seattle in 1996.
Dr. Stapleton is president of the American Pediatric Society and past president of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs. He chairs the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the National Study of Kidney Disease in Children for the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK). He has served as councilor, secretary-treasurer and president of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, assistant secretary-general and treasurer of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, president of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, and chairman of the Sub-board of Pediatric Nephrology of the American Board of Pediatrics. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, published by the Massachusetts Medical Society, and is co-editor-in-chief of UptoDate, Pediatrics. He was honored as the Distinguished Medical Alumnus by the University of Kansas in 2010 and as the recipient of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Founder’s Award in 2011.
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