Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Michael L. Nance, MD

Michael Nance CHOP CIRP
CIRP Senior Fellow, Center for Violence Prevention Associate

Michael L. Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP is the Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program and Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds the Josephine J. and John M. Templeton Jr. Chair in Pediatric Trauma.

Dr. Nance has conducted extensive research in the field of pediatric trauma, specifically examining firearms injury in children, solid organ injuries and traumatic brain injury. His research has also focused on broader issues related to pediatric trauma such as access to trauma care and injury prevention.

He has published extensively in scientific journals and books, and presents regularly about childhood trauma, brain injuries and violence. He has served as a member of the editorial board, as a guest editor and as a reviewer for more than a dozen medical journals. Dr. Nance is an Associate of CHOP’s Center for Violence Prevention.

Dr. Nance has held leadership positions within the institution, the region and nationally including the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He can be contacted at:

Research Interests

Pediatric firearm injuries, pediatric trauma, traumatic brain injuries


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