The man who’s helped grow the Johns Hopkins-affiliated Kennedy Krieger Institute for the last three decades is stepping down from his post as CEO.

Dr. Gary Goldstein is expected to retire in several months, once the institute specializing in pediatric developmental disabilities appoints a new CEO and president. Goldstein has led the East Baltimore-headquartered institution since 1988.

“It has been a great privilege to lead Kennedy Krieger Institute over the past 30 years,” he said in a statement. “Through our interdisciplinary approach to patient care, research, professional training and special education, we have positively impacted hundreds of thousands of children, young adults and families. We’ve grown to become one of the largest academic institutions in the world serving children with developmental disorders and their families.”

Goldstein plans to continue working with the Kennedy Krieger Foundation after he retires. The institute’s board of directors will undertake a national search for his replacement.

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