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The American Pediatric Society announces its new members for 2021

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HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2020 - The American Pediatric Society (APS) is pleased to announce 55 new members. Founded in 1888, the APS is the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. New members will be recognized during the APS Presidential Plenary on May 3 at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting.

APS members are recognized child health leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics. New members are nominated by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers and/or clinicians.

"Our members represent the most distinguished and accomplished academic leaders in pediatrics whose outstanding work has advanced child health," said APS President Steven Abman, MD. "I am honored to welcome this exceptional group of individuals to the APS. The APS is especially looking forward to the active engagement of our membership with many exciting programs within the organization that are directed towards improvements in academic pediatric medicine, including more vigorous approaches to express our values of anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion ."

Some benefits of APS membership include:

  • Recognition and acknowledgement as a leader in pediatrics: APS members include individuals who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders, teachers and researchers whose contributions to academic pediatrics have garnered national and international recognition.

  • A network of child health professionals: Membership in APS is dedicated to the advancement of child health through promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement, and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development.

  • Advocacy for child health: In order to speak with one voice on behalf of child health, APS provides representation in Washington, D.C., through the Pediatric Policy Council which combines the advocacy efforts of the APS, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs and the Academic Pediatric Association.

APS members are eligible to receive the society's annual awards, including the APS John Howland Award, as well as to participate in the APS Howland Visiting Professor program. For more information about APS membership, please visit the APS website.

APS 2021 active new members include:

    Dewesh Agrawal, MD, Children's National Hospital

    Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD, Stanford Medicine

    Eric Austin, MD, MSc, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Mara Becker, MD, MSCE, Duke University School Medicine

    Shaquita Bell, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital

    Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Dara Brodsky, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    Jeffrey Brosco, MD, PhD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    Clarence Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Stanford University

    Peter Cole, MD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Andrew Dauber, MD, MMSc, Children's National Health Systems

    Jorge DiPaola, MD, Washington University School of Medicine

    Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Robert Freishtat, MD, MPH, Children's National Hospital

    Anthony French, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine

    Deborah Friedman, MD, MS, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI, Washington University

    Vittorio Gallo, PhD, Children's National Hospital, Children's National Research Institute

    James Hagood, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Anne Hansen, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital

    Jacqueline Ho, MD, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

    Prince Kannankeril, MD, MSCI, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Wendy Landier, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Keith Mann, MD, MEd, American Board of Pediatrics

    Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH, Boston Children's Hospital

    Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD, MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine

    Bradley Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

    Camilia Martin, MD, MS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Asuncion Mejias, MD, PhD, MsC, Nationwide Children's Hospital

    Isabelle Meyts, MD, PhD, University of Leuven

    Cynthia Mollen, MD, MSCE, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Yaël Mossé, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Elijah Paintsil, MD, Yale University

    Mohan Pammi, MD, PhD, MRCPCH, Baylor College of Medicine

    Anna Penn, MD, PhD, Columbia University

    Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH, Duke University

    Catherine Pihoker, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital

    Tara Randis, MD, MS, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

    Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS, University of Florida

    Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

    Ranna Rozenfeld, MD, Brown University

    David Schnadower, MD, MPH, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    Richard Shugerman, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine

    Eric Sibley, MD, PhD, Stanford Medicine

    Brian Sims, PhD, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS, Duke University

    Martha Sola-Visner, MD, Boston Children's Hospital

    Michael Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

    David Teachey, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania

    Sara Toomey, MD, MPH, MPhil, MSc, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Marietta Vazquez, MD, Yale University

    Yatin Vyas, MD, University of Iowa

    Lisa Young, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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About the American Pediatric Society

The American Pediatric Society (APS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1888 as the first pediatric society in North America. The mission of the APS is to shape the future of academic pediatrics through engagement of distinguished child-health leaders to represent the full diversity within the field. The 1,800 plus members of APS are recognized leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics. For more information, please visit aps1888.org, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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