Bachur Appointed Shannon Professor of Pediatrics


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Bachur Appointed Shannon Professor of Pediatrics

Richard G. Bachur, MD, chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), has been appointed the inaugural incumbent of the Michael W. Shannon, MD Professorship in Pediatrics in the Field of Emergency Medicine, the first Harvard Medical School endowed professorship at BCH in this field.

BCH and Children’s Hospital Pediatric Associates established this professorship in honor of the late Michael W. Shannon, MD, former chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at BCH and the first African-American full professor of pediatrics in HMS’s history. Shannon died in 2009.

Bachur (second from right) celebrated with members of Shannon’s family, including (left to right) his son Evan, wife Elaine, and daughter Delila.

Bachur has been part of the Harvard Medicine community since beginning his internship in pediatrics at BCH in 1988. As division chief, he oversees trainees, faculty education, clinical programs, and the care of 100,000 children per year. Bachur’s research focuses on common clinical problems that influence the practice of emergency pediatrics. Most recently, he is concentrating on the development of clinical score and biomarkers to guide the care of children with possible appendicitis.



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