Kamran Badizadegan, MD

Kamran joined Kid Risk in 2019 after a 25-year career in academic pathology, most recently as Professor and Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Kamran's current research is focused on analytical tools and methods in healthcare, including diagnostic medicine and public health.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1988)

Harvard Medical School

Doctor of Medicine (1993)

Clinical Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology; Pediatric Pathology; Clinical Informatics

Career Highlights

Kid Risk, Inc.

Vice President (2019-present)

Key accomplishments: Analytical modeling and organizational studies, primarily focused on global polio eradication efforts and diagnostic medicine.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Professor and Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2016-19)

Key accomplishments: Structural reorganization and expansion of subspecialty clinical practice; Development of multiple quality improvement and personnel development programs; Expansion of multiple diagnostic services, including startup of Diagnostic Immunology; and Medical directorship of Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services and the Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory, collectively producing >3 million billable tests per year.

Nemours Children's Hospital

Professor and Founding Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2011-16)

Key accomplishments: Startup of subspecialty hospital laboratory in pediatric pathology and laboratory medicine; founding medical staff of Nemours Children's Hospital; recipient of physician excellence award in quality

Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Multiple positions (1997-2011)

Key accomplishments: Subspecialty clinical practice with increasing responsibility at Children's Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital; Core Faculty member at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; Member of The Academy at Harvard Medical School; Principal Research Scientist at MIT Spectroscopy Laboratory