David Tapper has announced that he will step down as surgeon-in-chief and director of pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Bruder Stapleton, pediatrician-in-chief and chair of pediatrics, will lead the search committee for Tapper's successor.
Tapper will serve as director until his successor is in place. Later, in his new role within hospital operations, he will focus on patient-care access to the operating room, intensive care units and ambulatory care.
Tapper has directed the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital for 18 years.