Moira A. Szilagyi, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, can draw on her expertise caring for vulnerable and underserved children when she takes over as AAP president in 2022.
“I am committed to partnering with others to enrich our advocacy efforts on behalf of all children,” she has said.
Dr. Szilagyi, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., was voted AAP president-elect. She ran against Mobeen H. Rathore, M.D., FAAP, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Her priorities have been highlighted by events of the last few months.
“COVID really shone a light on the disparities in our country … and highlighted the importance of having a focus on child and family resilience,” Dr. Szilagyi said, as well as the need for the AAP to accelerate efforts on issues of racism. Other priorities are pediatrician wellness and climate change.
All of these areas have to be looked at from the view of leadership, clinical care, education, advocacy and research, she noted. “We have to have actionable items and measurable outcomes in each of those.”
Dr. Szilagyi will succeed Lee Savio Beers, M.D., FAAP, of Washington, D.C., who will serve as president in 2021.
For more on Dr. Szilagyi’s background, visit http://bit.ly/AAPSzilagyi.
Results for additional AAP national offices are below. Those elected will take office on Jan. 1, 2021. Of eligible voters, 16.85% cast votes in the AAP election.
District II Chairperson
Warren M. Seigel, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP (incumbent)
District II Vice Chairperson
Michael D. Terranova, M.D., FAAP (incumbent)
District III Vice Chairperson
Ankoor Y. Shah, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., FAAP
District III National Nominating Committee Representative
Priscilla M. Mpasi, M.D., FAAP
District V Chairperson
Jeannette “Lia” Gaggino, M.D., FAAP
District VI National Nominating Committee Representative
Jeffrey W. Britton, M.D., FAAP
District VIII Chairperson
Martha C. Middlemist, M.D., FAAP (incumbent)
District VIII Vice Chairperson
Gregory S. Blaschke, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP (incumbent)
District VIII National Nominating Committee Representative
Thomas S. Patterson, M.D., FAAP
District X Chairperson
Madeline M. Joseph, M.D., FAAP
District X Vice Chairperson
Michael J. Ramsey, M.D., FAAP
District X National Nominating Committee Representative
Yvette L. Piovanetti, M.D., FAAP