Ann M. Reed, MD, named chair of the Department of Pediatrics

By Jill Boy

Ann M. Reed, MD, will join the Duke University School of Medicine as chair of the Department of Pediatrics, effective August 1, 2014.

Dr. Reed currently serves as chair of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She is also interim director and physician-in-chief for the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Mayo Medical School and a consultant in the Division of Rheumatology in both the Departments of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Reed received her MD degree from the Medical College of Ohio. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron and a fellowship in clinical immunology/rheumatology at Northwestern University/Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She additionally completed a research fellowship in a molecular genetics laboratory at the University of Chicago. Dr. Reed was a tenured associate professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and was active in a collaborative program with Duke providing clinical care of pediatric rheumatology patients before her move to Minnesota. She continues to be active in clinical care of children with dermatomyositis and autoinflammatory disease.

Her research has helped to identify genes that predispose children to Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and to provide a comprehensive understanding of the genetics of the disease. Dr. Reed is principal investigator on several research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. She has over 120 peer-reviewed publications.