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American Academy of Pediatrics

Thomas K. McInerny takes office as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics

NEW ORLEANS On Monday, Oct. 22, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP, will take office as the 2012-2013 president of the AAP, after serving a year as president-elect. His induction will take place with an address at the annual business luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Dr. McInerny has been a primary care pediatrician in private practice at Panorama Pediatric Group in Rochester, N.Y., for 40 years and is professor and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School and did his pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.

While in office, Dr. McInerny's "to do" list includes:

"The AAP is the leading organization in the world 'Dedicated to the Health of All Children' thanks to many years hard work of its members and staff. It is indeed an honor and privilege to follow all of the inspiring past presidents and to have the opportunity to work with our dedicated members and staff as we endeavor to improve the health of children and pediatricians' satisfaction with their practices."

Dr. McInerny has held many elected and appointed positions in the AAP, and is editor-in-chief of the AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care and Pediatric Care Online. He served on the AAP Task Force on Mental Health,

which developed the AAP Mental Health Toolkit and was one of the authors of the EQIPP module on the medical home. He is a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Academic Pediatric Association, and a certified physician executive and fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He served on the board of directors and was chief medical officer of the Rochester Community Individual Practice Association serving 500,000 patients.

Dr. McInerny and his "greatest support," his wife, Beverly, have been married for 47 years and have four wonderful children and five terrific grandchildren.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org.



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