Second Vice President: Mauricio Delgado, MD
Dr. Mauricio R. Delgado is Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has served as director of neurology at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1990. Dr. Delgado received his medical degree from the University of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. He completed his training in pediatrics and neurology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. He received certification in neurology with special qualification in child neurology and neurophysiology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Delgado is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Delgado’s clinical and research interests on childhood motor disorders led him to establish specialized clinics in Cerebral Palsy, Holoprosencephaly and Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis. He was the co-chair of the steering committee of the National Institutes of Health Childhood Motor Disorders Task Force. He was the leading author of the 2010 AAN practice guidelines on pharmacological treatment of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. He has more than 100 peer reviewed publications and has served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Child Neurology and DMCN.
Dr. Delgado has been a member of the AACPDM since 2000. He has served the Academy as a member of the Scientific Program Committee (2003-2005), Publications Committee (2006-2009), Member At Large of the Board of Directors (2011-2014), and Nominating Committee (2014-2015). He has represented the AACPDM as a member of the Education Curriculum Committee of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disabilities since 2015.
Dr. Delgado is committed to the international healthcare professional community. In 1995, he started the International Pediatric Neurology/Rehabilitation Visiting Fellowship program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. To this date, more than 200 international residents have rotated through this program. In 2015, He co-founded the Mexican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Director at Large: Joline Brandenburg, MD
Dr. Joline Brandenburg is a pediatric physiatrist and Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She completed her undergraduate degree at Michigan Technological University and medical school at the University of Michigan. Her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency was completed at Mayo Clinic followed by a pediatric rehabilitation medicine fellowship at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. Her clinical research involves investigating muscle properties in children with cerebral palsy using ultrasound elastography with her basic science work focused on exploring mechanisms underlying these abnormal muscle properties using spastic mice. She has had NIH KL2 research funding and participated in the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program.
Dr. Brandenburg has been a member of AACPDM since 2008. She has presented and moderated at AACPDM Annual meetings and was on the Scientific Planning Committee in 2016. She has been a member of the AACPDM Research Committee, including serving as chair in 2016. She was the lead for the Neuromotor Skills and Functional Assessments Work Group for the Cerebral Palsy Common Data Elements Project, a joint project of AACPDM and NINDS. In addition, she is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Association of Academic Physiatrists. She has served on the Pediatric and Developmental Disabilities Council of the AAPMR and is currently chair-elect. Dr. Brandenburg is also the mom of a beautiful little girl with cerebral palsy.
Director at Large: Laurie Glader, MD
Dr. Laurie Glader is an Associate in Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Stanford University and UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Glader completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in Behavioral and Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital where she is Director of the Complex Care Outpatient Program and Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Program. Dr. Glader has a long-standing interest in how pediatricians can work with multi-disciplinary teams to enhance the lives of children with complex conditions. She is currently co-editing a book for generalists on the care and management of children with severe forms of cerebral palsy and is part of a research effort studying coordinated peri-operative management of children with neuromuscular conditions undergoing spinal fusion. Dr. Glader has also conducted research as part of the multi-site Transforming Healthcare of Women with Disabilities work supported by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Dr. Glader has been a member of the AACPDM since 2003 and was the first chair of the Complex Care Committee. Other activities have included participation on the Care Pathways Taskforce, the Scientific Review Committee, the annual meeting Planning Committee and chairing the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Committee. She has served as Commissioner of the Governor of Massachusetts on the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, as Co-Chair of the Committee on Disabilities in the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and as Medical Director at the Cotting School for children with special needs.