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Andrew D. Racine, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP (left) and Lily J. Lou, M.D., FAAP.

AAP announces candidates for president-elect, election set for September

May 19, 2024

The AAP National Nominating Committee has selected Lily J. Lou, M.D., FAAP, of Palos Park, Ill., and Andrew D. Racine, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, of the Bronx, N.Y., as candidates for AAP president-elect.

Voting begins on Sept. 11 and ends Sept. 25. The winner will serve as AAP president in 2026, succeeding Susan J. Kressly, M.D., FAAP, who will serve as president in 2025.

Dr. Racine is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and executive director of Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Since 2015, he also has served as senior vice president and chief medical officer of Montefiore Health System.

He earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1983 and completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Boston in 1986. In 1999, he completed training in the Program for Clinical Chiefs of Services at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Within the AAP, Dr. Racine served as vice president (2007-’09) and president (2009-’11) of New York Chapter 3. He was a member of the Committee on Child Health Financing from 2010-’16 and chair of the Task Force on Poverty and Child Health from 2013-’15.

Dr. Lou is a professor of clinical pediatrics and director of government relations at the University of Illinois Chicago.

She earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1986 and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in 1989. Dr. Lou completed a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine (1992) and a fellowship in medical education at the University of New Mexico (2001).

Dr. Lou served as AAP Alaska Chapter president (2014-’20), vice president (2009-’14) and secretary-treasurer (2005-’09). She also was chair of the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2020-2022).

Since September 2023, Dr. Lou has been the AAP representative to the Maternal Mental Health Task Force, a subcommittee of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Advisory Committee for Women’s Services.

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