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North Shore Medical Center Names Chair of Pediatrics

Brian Sanders, M.D., has been named Chair of Pediatrics at North Shore Medical Center, replacing Mark Mandell, M.D., who stepped down in March. Dr. Sanders currently serves as Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Lowell General Hospital, and will begin his new role at NSMC in July. 

As Chair, Dr. Sanders will oversee a broad array of pediatric services at NSMC, including the Pediatric Emergency Department, newborn care in the Birthplace and Special Care Nursery, as well as a wide range of pediatric outpatient services. He also will work closely with our many community pediatricians and family medicine physicians to provide a network of exceptional care to North Shore children and families. 

“We are excited about the experience, leadership and strategic vision that Dr. Sanders brings to NSMC,” says Mitchell S. Rein, M.D., NSMC Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. “He will be a great asset in helping us to grow our pediatric services in the future.” 

Dr. Sanders is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Prior to his current role at Lowell General Hospital, he served as a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital Boston, Children’s Specialty Group in Norfolk, VA, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates in Atlanta. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Sanders completed a residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk. He has held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and East Virginia Medical School. Currently, he is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.

“I am honored to lead such a phenomenal group of clinicians,” says Dr. Sanders. “We have an exceptional team of pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses and staff and I look forward to continuing to build this exceptional service for local families."

NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed