• Nationwide Children’s Hospital

    Dr. Laurie Glader is Section Chief of the Division of Complex Health Care and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.   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.  Dr. Glader served as the Outpatient Director of the Complex Care Service and as Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center at BCH for many years.  Dr. Glader has a research interest in how pediatricians can work with multi-disciplinary teams to enhance the lives of children with complex conditions.  She has also conducted research as part of the multi-site Transforming Healthcare of Women with Disabilities work supported by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. She edited a book for generalists on the care and management of children with severe forms of cerebral palsy, has authored numerous papers and chapters, and speaks widely on topics related to children with medical complexity.


    Dr. Glader has been an active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and just completed her tenure on the Board of Directors. Over time she has served as a Commissioner of the Governor of Massachusetts on the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, Co-Chair of the Committee on Disabilities in the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an Advisor to the Birth Defects Monitoring Committee with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Medical Director at the Cotting School for children with special needs.  

    the Cotting School for children with special needs.