New board members seated
Jeannette “Lia” Gaggino, M.D., FAAP, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Madeline M. Joseph, M.D., FAAP, of Jacksonville, Fla., were elected to the AAP Board of Directors. They began their terms Jan. 1.
Dr. Gaggino, who represents District V, has served as president and vice president of the Michigan Chapter and is past chair of the National Nominating Committee.
Dr. Joseph, who represents District X, is immediate-past president of the Florida Chapter and a member of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Additional Fellows in the news
Myles B. Abbott, M.D., FAAP, of Berkeley, Calif., received the Bronze Bambino lifetime achievement award from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine Benioff Oakland Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Abbott is in private practice at East Bay Pediatrics and clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF. He is past chair of AAP District IX and the National Conference & Exhibition Planning Group. He also served on the American Board of Pediatrics Board of Directors.
David E. Brumbaugh, M.D., M.S.C.S., FAAP, of Denver, was named chief medical officer of Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Dr. Brumbaugh is a pediatric gastroenterologist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He serves on the AAP Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Executive Committee.
Edward D. Lewis, MD, FAAP, of Rochester, N.Y., received the Edward Mott Moore, M.D., Award, Monroe County Medical Society’s highest award.
A general pediatrician in Rochester, N.Y., he is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and attending physician at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Dr. Lewis also is serving a second term as president of AAP New York Chapter 1.
Marcos A. Mestre, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, of Palmetto Bay, Fla., was named vice president and chief medical officer of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. His role will include driving value-based care strategies and community outreach.
Dr. Mestre is a clinical assistant professor at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and most recently served as senior medical director, pediatric services, and section chief, pediatric hospital medicine for Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists. He also is a member of the Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists Board of Directors.
He is a member of the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine and Society of Hospital Medicine.
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