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2023 AAP Election

September 13, 2023

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The AAP election is underway with voting taking place from Sept. 13-27.

David L. Hill, M.D., FAAP, of Wilmington, N.C., and Susan J. Kressly, M.D., FAAP, of Sanibel, Fla., are running for AAP president-elect. The winner will serve as president in 2025.

In addition, four candidates are running for two at-large positions on the AAP Board of Directors:

  • Seat A representing pediatric medical subspecialists: Angela M. Ellison, M.D., FAAP, of Philadelphia, and Lily J. Lou, M.D., FAAP, of Palos Park, Ill.;
  • Seat B representing pediatric surgical specialists: Kirk Reichard, M.D., FAAP, of Wilmington, Del., and Kristina W. Rosbe, M.D., FAAP, of San Francisco.

The at-large members will be seated on the Board of Directors on Jan. 1, 2024.

Read the AAP News election coverage below to learn more about these candidates and those running for district offices then vote at

Computer with online ballotElection Guide 2023
Read bios and position statements for candidates for president-elect, at-large board member and district offices.

Pediatrician well-being, technology, payment improvements key for Dr. Kressly
After retiring from her pediatric practice, Susan J. Kressly, M.D., FAAP, continues to be involved in practice transformation, health IT and improving payment for pediatric services, and hopes to use that expertise as AAP president in 2025.

Dr. Hill uses communications skills, interest in processes to advance child health
A pediatric hospitalist, outpatient pediatrician and medical communicator, David L. Hill, M.D., FAAP, hopes to build on AAP equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and support the pediatric workforce if elected.

President-elect candidates discuss workforce challenges
Given the current pediatric workforce challenges, candidates were asked how the Academy can ensure the nation's children maintain access to high quality care.

President-elect candidates share ideas on how to attract subspecialists to AAP
Candidates discussed how the AAP can demonstrate its value as a professional home to pediatric subspecialists who may have multiple professional societies with which to engage.

President-elect candidates outline how they would support Equity Agenda
President-elect candidates were asked to describe their experience with the development and/or implementation of equity initiatives within their community, practice or institution, and how they would support furthering the AAP Equity Agenda.

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