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Fellows in the News: Dr. Brosco appointed to HHS committee, and more :

July 22, 2016

Linny M. Baker, M.D., FAAP, of Concord, N.C., received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the North Carolina governor’s top civilian honor.

Retired after more than 50 years in private practice, he is a past chair of the Cabarrus County Health Department and was on the board of directors for the county’s Boys & Girls Club.


Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, of Miami, was appointed to a four-year term on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Committee on Disorders in Newborns and Children. He will advise the HHS secretary on policies related to recommended uniform screening tests.

Professor of clinical pediatrics and associate director of the Mailman Center for Child Development, Dr. Brosco is director of Population Health Ethics at the University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy. He also is chair of the pediatric bioethics committee at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He serves as Florida’s Title V consultant, a member of the National Institutes of Health NeuroBioBank External Ethics and Scientific Advisory Panel and co-chair of the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network at the American College of Medical Genetics.


Alan R. Cohen, M.D., FAAP, of Boston, was named chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s pediatric neurosurgery division. He also holds the Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N., Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Dr. Cohen most recently was neurosurgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.


Benjamin A. Kruskal, M.D., FAAP, of Somerville, Mass., was named chief of infectious disease and travel medicine at Atrius Health, a nonprofit health care provider based in Newton, Mass.

He is a member of the Massachusetts Department of Health Vaccine Purchasing Advisory Committee.


Sarah S. Long, M.D., FAAP, of Philadelphia, received the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Professor of pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine, she is chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Dr. Long has been an associate editor of the 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015 editions of the AAP Red Book. She is a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and chair of the Pennsylvania Chapter’s infectious diseases committee.


Karsten Lunze, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H., FAAP, of Brighton, Mass., received the United Nations Humanitarian Medal for delivering advanced health services and trainings for victims of war and terrorism in Russia’s North Caucasus region. Dr. Lunze established a nonprofit organization to help improve the region’s health sector.

Dr. Lunze also was honored with the American College of Preventive Medicine’s Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for contributions in public health to facilitate humanism in medicine and work to help those with substance abuse problems and war victims. He is a research assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.


Marilyn J. Peitso, M.D., FAAP, of Sartell, Minn., received the Distinguished Service Award from the AAP Minnesota Chapter for dedication to improving the care of children in the state.

A pediatric hospitalist at St. Cloud Hospital, she is a member of the Minnesota Medical Association Board of Trustees and MMA Foundation Board.

Dr. Peitso is a member of the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine and the Council on Children with Disabilities and past president of the Minnesota Chapter. She has worked on quality improvement efforts and developing medical homes for children with special health care needs locally and nationally.


Mobeen H. Rathore, M.D., FAAP, of Jacksonville, Fla., received the Child Advocate of the Year Award from the Northeast Florida Pediatric Society.

Dr. Rathore is professor and founding director of the University of Florida Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service (UF CARES). He is immediate past president of the AAP Florida Chapter and past president of the Duval County Medical Society.

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