At Nemours, we believe it’s important that our team members give back to our communities, and we’re blessed to have among us many providers who have served in a huge way – dedicating their lives to our country during time spent in the military,” said Dana Bledsoe, President of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. “Dr. Podberesky is a deserving recipient of this recognition, having trained with some of the best in the industry, and bringing his skills and expertise to the patients and families of Nemours Children’s Health System.
Orlando, Fla. (September 20, 2019) – Dr. Daniel J. Podberesky, Radiologist-in-Chief for Nemours Children’s Health System, was recently recognized by the Orlando Business Journal with a ‘Veterans of Influence’ award, which identifies military veterans who have made a significant achievement in their careers, have a strong record of innovation and outstanding performance in their work, and are involved in the community.
“At Nemours, we believe it’s important that our team members give back to our communities, and we’re blessed to have among us many providers who have served in a huge way – dedicating their lives to our country during time spent in the military,” said Dana Bledsoe, President of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. “Dr. Podberesky is a deserving recipient of this recognition, having trained with some of the best in the industry, and bringing his skills and expertise to the patients and families of Nemours Children’s Health System.”
Dr. Podberesky was stationed at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, for much of his military career, including his internship and diagnostic radiology residency training, from 1998-2003. He left only briefly (2003 – 2004) to complete his pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, world-renowned for its many pediatric healthcare services and known to be one of the foremost pediatric radiology facilities in the world. Upon his return to Wilford Hall from Cincinnati Children’s, Dr. Podberesky quickly became the Chief of Pediatric Radiology at the Air Force’s flagship quaternary care hospital in the world at the time.
“My time in the military was formative,” stated Dr. Podberesky, who joined Nemours in 2014. “It played a large part in the radiologist I’ve become, the leader I’ve become, the person I’ve become, really. I look back at that time and realize that – had I not served as Chief of Pediatric Radiology at Wilford Hall – my career trajectory may have looked much different.”
After joining Nemours, Dr. Podberesky pushed hard to create a completely integrated radiology department of 38 radiologists located throughout Florida and the Delaware Valley, many with varying areas of expertise and sub-specialties. This team of radiologists works seamlessly together to bring their world-class knowledge to children throughout the Nemours system and to non-Nemours partner hospitals. Beyond the integration of the radiology departments, Dr. Podberesky has also been instrumental in ensuring that Nemours Children’s Hospital has a dedicated, full-time child-life specialist embedded in the Radiology Department.
A trained classical piano player during his childhood and adolescent years, Dr. Podberesky wanted to become involved in a music-related organization after settling in Orlando in 2014. Four years ago, he joined the board of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and also sits on the Philharmonic’s artistic advisory committee.
The Orlando Business Journal recognized honorees of ‘Veterans of Influence’ award during a celebration and in the newspaper on Sept. 20.
About Nemours Children’s Health System
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in six states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves. For more information, visit https://www.nemours.org.