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Stephen Lazoritz, MD, CPE is the GoMo Health Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Maternal Child Health and Development Global Network. Steve’s focus continues to be on advancing the integrated physical and emotional care of women and their babies.
Before joining the GoMo Health team, Steve was the Managed Care Medical Director at WellCare in Nebraska and Arbor Health Plan. Board-certified in pediatrics, Steve is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) and presently serves as a contributing service faculty Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Creighton University School of Medicine. Steve is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Clinical Associate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Nursing.
Having spent more than 10 years as Medical Director of Child Advocacy centers in Buffalo, New York and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, establishing and activating care plans for children who had been abused and neglected, Steve was recruited as Vice President of Medical Affairs at the Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, where he expanded and cultivated physician relationships. Subsequently, Steve served as the Chief Medical Officer at the Omaha Military Entrance Processing Station, where he earned the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, the Commanders Award for Civilian Service, and the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service.
Steve graduated from medical school at SUNY Buffalo and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. He served in the United States Navy for seven years and the United States Army for four and has been a member of the faculties of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Lazoritz is the co-author of “Out of the Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson” and “Case Number One: The Mary Ellen Wilson Files,” both about the origins of the child protection movement in America and “The Shaken Infant Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Approach”, as well as more than 30 journal articles.
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Dr. Lazoritz has an incredibly wonderful wife who has put up with him for more than 40 years, six children and nine grandchildren.