Dr. Wade Shrader is The Freeman Miller Endowed Chair of Cerebral Palsy at the Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, where he focuses his practice on the treatment of children with cerebral palsy and similar developmental disabilities. He is also a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University.

His undergraduate degree was in aerospace engineering from Mississippi State University, and he worked as a flight engineer at NASA before entering medical school. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

Wade is currently the Second Vice-President of AACPDM; he and his wife are the proud parents of four children, two of whom have cerebral palsy.