The American Pediatric Society announces its new members for 2021.

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

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

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Stanford University

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

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

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

Debra 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


About the American Pediatric Society

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