Kempe Center Names Executive Director

Kathryn Wells, M.D. will be the next executive director at the Kempe  Center and Kempe Foundation.  She is a board certified specialist in Child Abuse Pediatrics.  Dr. Wells will also serve as an associate professor and Section Head for Child Abuse at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.    She replaces Dr. Desmond Runyan in this position who retired from the Kempe Center last year.

Dr. Wells was most recently the medical director of the Denver Health Clinic at the Family Crisis Center.  She was an attending physician at Denver Health and a member of the Kempe Child Protection Team at Children’s Hospital Colorado.



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