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2022 AAP Award winners

October 1, 2022

AAP Education Award

Council on Communications and Media, Committee on Pediatric Education, Committee on Continuing Medical Education

H. Barrett Fromme, M.D., M.H.P.E., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics and associate dean for faculty development in medical education at Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

 

 

AAP Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award

Committee on Nutrition

Supported by the Infant

Nutrition Council of America

Scott C. Denne, M.D., FAAP

He is a professor and associate chair of pediatrics for clinical and translational research at Indiana University School of Medicine.

 

Abraham Jacobi Award

American Medical Association (AMA) Section Council on Pediatrics

Supported by the AAP and AMA

Lynda M. Young, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass.

 

 

Adele Dellenbaugh Hofmann Award

Section on Adolescent Health

Hatim A. Omar, M.D., FAAP

He is chief of the Section of Adolescent Medicine and medical director of the Adolescent Health Center at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital in Allentown, Pa.

 

 

Arnold J. Capute Award
Council on Children with Disabilities

Michelle M. Macias, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

 

 

 

Arnold M. Salzberg Mentorship Award

Section on Surgery

Craig W. Lillehei, M.D., FAAP

He is senior associate and a transplant surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.

 

 

Avroy Fanaroff Neonatal Education Award

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Sponsored by Reckitt

Louis Halamek, M.D., FAAP

He has been called the father of neonatal simulation for his work on the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Dr. Halamek is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Pediatric & Perinatal Education at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the first simulation-based training and research center for neonatal, pediatric and obstetric sciences. The AAP Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods issues an award in his name.

 

Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children

Council on Child Abuse and Neglect

Wendy G. Lane, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is a clinician and researcher at the University of Maryland (UM) School of Medicine and associate professor in the UM Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics. She also is a member of the child protection team at the UM Medical System.

 

Award for Pediatric Innovation

Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology

Raymond Sturner, M.D., FAAP

He is associate professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and director of the nonprofit Center for Promotion of Child Development through Primary Care.

 

 

Bret Ratner Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Research Award

Section on Allergy and Immunology

Supported by Abbott Nutrition

Elizabeth C. Matsui, M.D., M.H.S., FAAP

She is associate chair for research in the Department of Population Health, professor of population health and pediatrics, director of the Center for Health and Environment: Education and Research, and associate director of the Health Transformation Research Institute at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Matsui is past chair of the Section on Allergy and Immunology Executive Committee.

 

Byron Oberst Award

Council on Clinical Information Technology

Eric Kirkendall, M.D., M.B.I., FAAP

He is a pediatrician who uses health information technology to maximize safety and quality in clinical care delivery, data management and novel application/software development. Dr. Kirkendall leads the Center for Healthcare Innovation at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

C. Anderson Aldrich Award for Lifetime Achievement in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Daniel L. Coury, M.D., FAAP

He is professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at The Ohio State University and past chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, past director of the developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship, and former chief clinical officer for behavioral health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

 

Charles “Buzzy” Vanchiere Award 

Section on Administration and Practice Management 

Jeffrey F. Linzer Sr., M.D., FACEP, FAAP

He is medical director for compliance and business affairs for the Children’s Pediatric Group/Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Linzer is a member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, and he is the AAP representative to the ICD-10-CM/PCS editorial advisory board and Coordination and Maintenance Committee.

 

Child Health Advocate Award

Committee on State Government Affairs

Kris Calvin

She is former CEO of AAP California, which is comprised of California Chapters 1, 3 and 4, and is recognized for outstanding work to improve the lives of children and families in the state.

 

 

Clifford G. Grulee Award

AAP Executive Committee/AAP Board of Directors

Yvonne “Bonnie” A. Maldonado, M.D., FAAP

She is the Taube Endowed Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases; professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and population health; chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and senior associate dean for faculty development and diversity at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Maldonado is immediate past chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases.

 

Clinical Decisions Award for Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine 

Section on Emergency Medicine

Supported by EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus

Jennifer L. Reed, M.D., M.S., FAAP

She is director of scientific review and development in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati. She chairs the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine’s Women in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subcommittee.

 

Dale Richmond/Justin Coleman Award

Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Supported by the Richmond/Coleman Endowment

Kruti R. Acharya, M.D., FAAP 

She is associate professor of disability and human development and pediatrics at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Acharya also is the director of the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program funded by the Health Resources and Services Association.

 

Dave Berry Award

Section on Uniformed Services

Maj. Lauren M. Vasta, M.D., FAAP

She is chief of the pediatric hematology and oncology service at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.

 

 

David W. Smith Award for Excellence in Genetics and Birth Defects Education

Council on Genetics

Mira B. Irons, M.D., FAAP

She is president and CEO of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

 

 

 

Distinguished Career Award

Section on Critical Care

Robert A. Berg, M.D., FAAP

He is the Russell Raphaely Endowed Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

 

Distinguished Service Award

Section on Orthopaedics

Supported by Shriners Hospitals for Children

Norman Y. Otsuka, M.D., FAAP

He is chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Otsuka is a former chair of the AAP Section on Orthopaedics Executive Committee.

 

Donald W. Schiff, M.D., FAAP Child Advocacy Award

Section on Senior Members

Sandor “Sandy” Feldman, M.D., FAAP

He is honored for extensive advocacy and teaching work, even after retirement, especially in the prevention of infectious diseases and the importance of immunizations. Dr. Feldman has educated thousands of physicians in Mississippi and Tennessee. Professor emeritus of pediatrics at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Feldman received the 2021 Award for Lifetime Contribution in Infectious Diseases Education from the Section on Infectious Diseases.

 

Ellen Perrin Award for Excellence in LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness

Section on LGBT Health and Wellness

Angela Kade Goepferd, M.D., FAAP

She/they is chief education officer, chief of staff and founder and director of the Gender Health Program at Children's Minnesota. Dr. Goepferd is a lifelong advocate on behalf of LGBTQ youths, particularly transgender and gender-diverse youths.

 

 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

AAP Board of Directors

Joseph L. Wright, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

He is chief health equity officer of the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Wright served as chair of pediatrics at Howard University and senior vice president at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is in the original cohort of pediatric emergency physicians with scholarly interests that include injury prevention, prehospital pediatrics and the needs of underserved communities. Dr. Wright chaired the AAP Task Force on Bias and Discrimination and is lead author of the AAP policy statement Eliminating Race-Based Medicine.

F. Edwards Rushton CATCH Award

District CATCH facilitators

Supported by the Rushton Endowment

Yvette L. Piovanetti, M.D., FABM, FAAP

She is president of the nonprofit Centro Pediátrico de Lactancia y Crianza. Dr. Piovanetti’s CATCH grants in 1994 and 2016 greatly increased access to breastfeeding supports for women and pediatric training on breastfeeding best practices throughout Puerto Rico. As clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and medical director of Proyecto Lacta, a hospital-based breastfeeding clinic, her efforts extended to medical students, pediatric house staff and others.

 

Fellow Achievement Award

Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention

Joseph O'Neil, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

He is co-medical director of the Automotive Safety Program and the National Center for Safe Transportation of Children with Special Needs at Riley Hospital for Children and IU (Indiana University) Health in Indianapolis. He also is professor of clinical pediatrics at IU School of Medicine. Dr. O’Neil helped develop the Safe Travel for All Children curriculum for safely transporting children with special needs.

 

Helen Taussig Pediatric Cardiology Founders Award

Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

James S. Tweddell, M.D., FAAP (1959-2022)

He was executive co-director of the Heart Institute and director of cardiothoracic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He also was professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Tweddell was renowned for his work in congenital heart surgery and as a pioneer in the treatment of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

 

Henry L. Barnett Award

Section on Nephrology

Eileen D. Brewer, M.D., FAAP

She is a professor and former longtime head of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Brewer also is medical director of the kidney transplant program at Texas Children's Hospital.

 

 

Hillman Olness Global Partner Award

Section on Global Health

Charles Mwansambo, M.B.Ch.B., B.Sc., DCH, MRCP, FRCPCH (UK)

He is principal secretary for health, Malawi. Dr. Mwansambo served as Malawi’s chief of health services and also consultant pediatrician and department head at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in the Capital City, Lilongwe, where he practices today.

 

 

Charles J. Schubert, M.D., FAAP

He is professor of pediatrics and division chair of Urban, Underserved and Global Health for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schubert’s career has focused on delivering quality medical care to patients living in poverty in the U.S. and Africa. He was a founder of a community health center in Cincinnati and developed a global health residency program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Schubert also works with the nonprofit Kids of Malawi.

 

 

Holroyd-Sherry Award

Council on Communications and Media

Todd H. Wolynn, M.D., M.M.M., IBCLC, FAAP

He is president and CEO of a practice in Pittsburgh. An AAP spokesperson, Dr. Wolynn has been involved in social media and other outreach campaigns promoting the health and well-being of children.

 

 

Jane Knapp Emerging Pediatric Emergency Medicine Leader Award

Section on Emergency Medicine

Joelle N. Simpson, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and chief, Division of Emergency Medicine and medical director for emergency preparedness at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Simpson is a member of the AAP Council on Children and Disasters Executive Committee.

 

Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award 

Section on Emergency Medicine

James M. Chamberlain, M.D., FAAP

He is director of data analytics and informatics, and associate director of research in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. He also is professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Job Lewis Smith Award

Council on Community Pediatrics

Teresa G. Holtrop, M.D., FAAP

She is executive director and medical director of the nonprofit Kids’ Health Connections in Detroit.

 

 

Julius B. Richmond Award for Excellence in Tobacco Control

AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence

Jonathan D. Klein, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP
He is associate vice chancellor for research and the Savithri and Samuel Raj Endowed Professor and executive vice head in the Department of Pediatrics at

University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Klein also is president of the International Association for Adolescent Health and is treasurer and executive committee member of the International Pediatric Association.

 

Ken Graff Young Investigator Award 

Section on Emergency Medicine

Supported by the Graff Endowment

Christian D. Pulcini, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., FAAP

He is assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at University of

Vermont Larner College of Medicine. His award project is “Eliciting Emergency Medicine

Physicians’ Perspectives and Opinions on the Content, Format, and Challenges in

Uptake of an Emergency Care Planning Tool for Infants with Medical Complexity.”

 

Leonard Apt Lectureship Award

Section on Ophthalmology

Supported by the Leonard Apt Endowment

Gregg T. Lueder, M.D., FAAP

He is professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Section on Transport Medicine

Donald M. Null Jr., M.D., FAAP

He has led critical care transport teams in California and Utah for many years since retiring from the military. Dr. Null’s background in neonatal and transport research includes being the first to lead a trans-oceanic transport of a pediatric patient on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

 

Local Hero Award

Council on Community Pediatrics

Peter G. Asante, M.D., FAAP

He is a pediatrician and hospitalist, and medical director of the Teen Health Clinic at

Yakima Pediatrics, Community Health of Central Washington. He also is chair of pediatrics at Yakima Valley Memorial; WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) program rotation coordinator at Seattle Children’s Hospital; and faculty director of Black Health Justice Pathway at University of Washington School of Medicine.

 

Lou Halamek Pediatric Simulation Excellence Award

Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods

Taylor L. Sawyer, D.O., M.B.A., M.Ed., CHSE-A, FAAP

He is director of medical simulation at Seattle Children’s Hospital and associate professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, where he directs the neonatal perinatal fellowship program. Dr. Sawyer is former chair of the AAP Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods Executive Committee and is a member of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee.

 

Maria Serratto Master Educators Award

Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

John D. Kugler, M.D.

He is a professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at University of Nebraska and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. He also is associate program director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship.

 

 

Milton J.E. Senn Award

Council on School Health

Lisa Handwerker, M.D., FAAP

She is a clinical professor of pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and immediate past president of AAP New York Chapter 3. Dr. Handwerker recently retired as chief medical officer at Children’s Aid in New York City.

 

 

Murray Davidson Award

Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Supported by Abbott

Ronald E. Kleinman, M.D., FAAP

He is chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, physician-in-chief at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Mass General Brigham Pediatrics, and Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinman is a former chair of the AAP Committee on Nutrition.

 

Neonatal Landmark Award

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Supported by Reckitt

Jacob “Jack” V. Aranda, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, FAAP

He is director of neonatology and professor of pediatrics and ophthalmology at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn. Dr. Aranda, a neonatologist and clinical and translational pharmacologist, is a pioneer in neonatal pharmacology.

 

Oral Health Service Award

Section on Oral Health

Patricia A. Braun, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is professor of pediatrics and public health at University of Colorado School of Medicine and has practiced for over 25 years at Denver Health, a large safety-net health care system. Dr. Braun conducts oral health disparity and health services program implementation, research and evaluation. She is immediate past chair of the Section on Oral Health Executive Committee.

 

Francisco Ramos-Gomez, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

He is professor of pediatric dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry, director of the UCLA Center for Children’s Oral Health and chair of the Division of Preventive and Restorative Sciences. His research has focused on early childhood caries prevention, oral disease risk assessment and community health in underserved and vulnerable populations.

 

 

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence and Council on Community Pediatrics

Jessica Rieder, M.D., M.S., FAAP

She is associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Rieder is director of the B’N Fit Power afterschool lifestyle program and director of the inaugural Einstein Impact course, which aims to develop critical thinking, professional identity, discovery and service in research, global health and community engagement.

 

Outstanding Service Award

Section on Uniformed Services

Catherine Kimball-Eayrs, M.D., IBCLC, FAAP

She is COL (RET), Medical Corps, U.S. Army. 

 

 

 

Paul Kaplowitz, MD, Endowed Lectureship

Section on Endocrinology

 

Paul Kaplowitz, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP

He is professor emeritus of pediatrics at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. and was head of the Division of Endocrinology at Children’s National Hospital before retiring in 2018. He is known for his work on precocious and delayed puberty. In 2016, Dr. Kaplowitz endowed, with the AAP and the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Kaplowitz Lectureship for Cost-Effective Care in Pediatric Endocrinology.

 

 

 

Richard B. Heyman Award

Section on Adolescent Health

Veenod L. Chulani, M.D., M.S.Ed., FSAHM, FAAP

He is section chief of adolescent medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Child Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

 

 

Robert M. Smith Award

Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Shobha Malviya, M.D., FAAP

She is professor of anesthesiology at University of Michigan Medical School and is recognized for contributions to pediatric anesthesiology.

 

 

Section on Critical Care Advocacy Awards

Section on Critical Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian S. Marcus, M.D., FAAP

He is a pediatric critical care fellow at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and a member of the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium.

Ivanna N. Maxson, M.D., FAAP

She is a pediatric critical care fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Simon Ndely, M.D.

He is a pediatric critical care fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

 

Section on Early Career Physicians Advancement in Research Award

Section on Early Career Physicians

Danielle Cullen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., FAAP

She is an attending physician in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she also serves on the faculty of PolicyLab. Dr. Cullen is assistant professor of pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). She is a senior fellow at UPenn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

 

Section on Early Career Physicians Excellence in Education Award

Section on Early Career Physicians

Kimberly Montez, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is assistant professor of pediatrics, associate pediatric residency program director and associate director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. Montez is the liaison from the Section on Early Career Physicians to the Committee on Federal Government Affairs. She is associate editor for diversity, equity and inclusion for Pediatrics.

 

Section on Early Career Physicians Leadership in Advocacy Award

Section on Early Career Physicians

Lisa M. Costello, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is assistant professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at West Virginia University. She is a member of the AAP Committee on State Government Affairs.

 

 

Section on Hospital Medicine Abstract Research Award

Section on Hospital Medicine

Supported by Abbott

Russell J. McCulloh, M.D., FAAP

He is assistant dean for clinical research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Medicine, director of clinical and translational research operations at the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, and professor of pediatrics and director of the UNMC Nebraska Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit. Dr. McCulloh chairs the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network Steering Committee.

 

Section on Infectious Diseases Award for Lifetime Contribution in Infectious Diseases Education

Section on Infectious Diseases

Bernhard L. “Bud” Wiedermann, M.D., M.A., FAAP

He is an infectious diseases clinician at Children’s National Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.

 

Senator Daniel Inouye and Calvin C.J. Sia Advocacy Awards

Section on Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sofia S. Chaudhary, M.D., FAAP

She is a pediatric emergency medicine attending and assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dominique C. Elmore, D.O.

She is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at University of Louisville School of Medicine

Bijan W. Ketabchi, M.D., FAAP

He is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Natalie J. Tedford, M.D., FAAP

She is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City.

Brent M. Troy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., FAAP

He is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta.

 

Stephen Gans Distinguished Overseas Lecturer

Section on Surgery

Emmanuel Adoyi Ameh, M.D.

He is professor and chief consultant pediatric surgeon in the Division of Paediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at National Hospital, Abuja in Nigeria.

 

 

Steve Miller Award for Excellence in Education and Mentorship Award 

Section on Emergency Medicine

Deborah C. Hsu, M.D., M.Ed., FAAP

Dr. Hsu is professor of pediatrics and division chief in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. She is chair-elect of the Section on Emergency Medicine Executive Committee.

 

 

Thomas F. Tonniges, M.D., FAAP, Lifetime Achievement Award for Advocacy

on Behalf of Vulnerable Children

Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care

Linda D. Sagor, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

She is medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and

professor of pediatrics at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass.

 

Thomas Shaffer Award

Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness

Steven J. Anderson, M.D.

He is a founder and director of Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine. He is a former chair of the AAP Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness.

 

 

Urology Medal

Section on Urology

Richard Rink, M.D., FACS, FAAP

He is professor emeritus of pediatric urology at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine and surgical chief of the CARES Comprehensive CAH (congenital adrenal hyperplasia) Center at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis. Dr. Rink is a former chair of the Section on Urology Executive Committee.

 

Virginia Apgar Award

Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Supported by Abbott

Wanda Barfield, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, RADM USPHS (ret.)

She is the director of the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been dedicated to the improvement of maternal and infant health outcomes for over 30 years. Dr. Barfield is a retired assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Public Health Service.

 

William E. Ladd Medal

Section on Surgery

Donald Nuss, M.D., FAAP

He is surgeon-in-chief emeritus at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Nuss is known internationally for his contributions to pediatric surgery and thoracic surgery. He invented and developed the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum at CHKD, where he practiced for more than 30 years.

 

William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence

Section on Bioethics

Mary Fallat, M.D., FACS, FAAP

She is a professor in the Hiram C. Polk Jr. Department of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and medical director of surgical quality at Norton Children's Hospital. Dr. Fallat is past chair of the Section on Bioethics Executive Committee and a former member of the Committee on Bioethics.

 

Women in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award for Excellence in Advancement of Gender Equity

Section on Emergency Medicine

Kimberly A. Randell, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP

She is a pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) attending at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Randell is an inaugural member of the Section on Emergency Medicine Women in PEM Subcommittee and founding chair of Children’s Mercy’s Faculty-Trainee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Gender Equity Subcommittee.

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