The American Pediatric Society Announces 2020 Election Results

HOUSTON, February 27, 2020 – The American Pediatric Society (APS) is pleased to announce the 2020 election results and wish to thank all the members who participated and ran in this year’s election.  Your engagement and commitment to serve and vote are valuable to the continued success of the Society.

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE – 2020-2021 Vice President (President-Elect)

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, is the Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the director of the Maternal Health Research Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as the Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. An APS member since 2017, Dr. Leonard is a distinguished investigator, an expert clinician and a respected mentor. Currently a council member for the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, Dr. Leonard has also held a council position for the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Energetic and collaborative, Dr. Leonard is a compassionate clinician and researcher who cares deeply about improving the health and well-being of children everywhere. (Terms of Service:  May 2021 – 2022 APS President; May 2022 – 2023 APS Past President)

Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc – 2020-2025 Council Member

Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc, is the Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. An APS member since 2014, she previously sat on the APS Nomination Committee, directed the APS/SPR Student Research Program and served as Principal Investigator for a T35 grant funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD. In 2015, she was honored with the Thomas A. Hazinski Distinguished Service Award by SPR for this work. As a council member, Dr. Gordon would prioritize the development of activities that invigorate the pipeline of pediatric researchers, including expanding opportunities for diversity.

APS leadership responsibilities will commence immediately following  the Pediatric Academic Societies 2020 Meeting in Philadelphia April 29 – May 6.


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