Established: Former Leadership in Academic Pediatrics Committee Established in 2010-2011
Career Development Committee Established in May 2019


  • Provide career support to enable academic pediatric leaders to maximize their professional aspirations.

Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing leadership sessions organized at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting and identifying those that would be beneficial for APS members seeking to learn more about issues in academic medicine, administrative practice and national initiatives and perspectives that influence clinical care, education, and research in children’s health. These sessions will be designated in the PAS Program Guide as “APS Recommended Leadership Development Sessions.”
  • Responsible for developing themes arising from the ‘career support’ theme within the current APS Strategic Plan. Specifically, to develop programs aimed at supporting career transitions by APS members and coaching of and by APS members focused on career development. 


  • Members solicited from APS membership and include individuals who have either:
    1) An interest in or formal training in leadership/coaching; and/or
    2) Experience in a leadership position (i.e. Chair/Dean/Institute Director).
  • Membership is limited to 7 Active APS members, including chairs.
  • Committee membership must include at least one (1) Council member.

Co-Chair Terms/Limits:

  • Co-chair terms are staggered.
  • Chairs are selected by previous Chair.
  • Chairs serve a 3-year term.
  • Chairs can serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.

Member Terms/Limits:

  • Members serve a 3-year term.
  • Members can serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.


  • Duration of meeting is up to one hour.
  • Meetings are biannually, quarterly, or as needed to be called by Chairs.
  • Quorum is necessary.

Current Committee:

Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc (Term: Co-Chair 2020-2023)
Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH (Term: Member 2017-2020, 2020-2021, Co-Chair 2021-2024)

Candice Fike, MD (2019-2022)
Aaron Friedman, MD (Term: 2017-2020, 2020-2023)
Maryellen Gusic, MD (Term: 2017-2020, 2020-2023)
Sally Radovick, MD (Term: 2021-2024)
Elaine Schulte, MD, MPH (Term: 2020-2023)