Terri H. Finkel, MD, PhD
Primary Title: Physician
Additional Title(s): Chair – Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief
Chief Scientific Officer – Nemours Children’s Hospital

Bio: I am a pediatric rheumatologist and immunologist. I serve as Chair of Pediatrics and Chief Scientific Officer at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona Medical City, Orlando, Florida, and Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. By leveraging the synergistic combination of Nemours Foundation Resources and program-specific federal research grants, Nemours is committed to improving child health care through productive research and outstanding clinical care. From 1999 to 2011, I served as the Hollander Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology at University of Pennsylvania and Division Chief of Rheumatology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I have been an NIH-funded investigator since 1990 studying the mechanisms of immune dysfunction in autoimmune and infectious disease. My work has advanced our understanding of basic immunology, the role that genetics and environment play in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease, immune dysregulation in HIV infection, and pathways to identification of novel targets and innovative therapeutics for immune system disease. Our approaches bridge molecular biology, biochemistry, mouse models, and translational medicine.