Garey Noritz, MD, is an internist and pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  He is Division Chief in the Complex Health Care Program, which provides a medical home to children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities.  He is a professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Noritz is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Physicians.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  He is active at the national level in advocating for the care of children and adults with disabilities.  He is past Chair of the Lifespan Committee of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and received the Mentorship award by that organization in 2019.  In 2013, he was awarded “Physician of the Year” by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Noritz’s research interests include efforts to improve the early detection of young children with motor disorders, bone health in patients with disabilities, transition of children with disabilities to adult models of care, palliative medicine, and the respiratory care of patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Dr. Noritz was the lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2013 clinical report, “Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation”, which advises Pediatricians to institute screening for motor problems in early childhood.  He authored the primary care section of the latest update to “Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy” in Lancet Neurology.  He was co-lead author of the 2020 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as Organ Transplantation Recipients” which discusses discrimination against children with disabilities in decisions about organ transplantation.