Kirk W. Reichard, MD MBA FACS FAAP

Kirk W. Reichard, MD., MBA, FACS, FAAP is the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Perioperative Services and the Surgical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, as well as Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Reichard served as resident and chief resident in General Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and subsequently he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Texas in Dallas.

His special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, chest wall deformities, inflammatory bowel disease, adolescent bariatric surgery and surgery of newborns. He has authored over 70 peer reviewed articles and abstracts, including several in the adolescent bariatric surgical literature, and has spoken at and moderated numerous national conference sessions on the topic.

Dr. Reichard’s administrative responsibilities include overseeing both operational and continuous improvement activities in the Peri-operative environment, as well as championing clinical standardization and value-based care throughout the organization. In that capacity, he has developed an active interest in the application of Lean principles to the Healthcare industry, as well as in strategic planning and program development.

Most recently he is serving as President of the Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he is working to address childhood violence, social determinants of health, and access to behavioral health care.

Contact Info

Phone: (302) 651-5999

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1600 Rockland Rd.
Wilmington, 19803

Procedures Performed

  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • , Abdominal Masses, Breast Disorders, Burn Care, Chest Wall Disorders, Wound Care


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • , American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers
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  • America's Top Surgeons - 2010
  • Best Doctors in America - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • “Great Docs for Kids 2004” — Pediatric Surgery, Main Line Today Magazine - 2004
  • Baltimore’s “Top Docs for Kids” — Pediatric Surgery, Baltimore Magazine - 2003


  • Medical/Dental School: MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1988
  • Internship Residency: General Surgery - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chic, 1995
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery - St. Christophers Hospital for Children, 1997

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