Pediatric Care Online Editorial Board
Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP
Editor in Chief
Dr Kamat is professor of pediatrics, as well as vice chair of academic affairs, in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
Dr Kamat received his medical and doctorate degrees from University of Bombay, India, and then completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship training in immunology at the University of Minnesota. He is board-certified in pediatrics and in clinical and laboratory immunology.
Dr Kamat served as professor of pediatrics and vice chair of education in the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and designated institutional official for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr Kamat also served as director of the combined Medicine Pediatric Residency program at the University of Minnesota and as director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He developed an international pathway for residents at the University of Minnesota and at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He has been honored with Teacher of the Year awards by medical students and residents on multiple occasions. In 2009 he received the Wayne State University Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, in 2010 he received the national AAP Education Award, and in 2012 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the president of Wayne State University. He served on the Pediatric Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for 6 years and was also vice chair of this committee for 2 years.
Dr Kamat is active in multiple national and international medical societies. He has authored and coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, book chapters, and case reports. He serves on the editorial board of 3 journals and as ad hoc manuscript reviewer for many others. He is an editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first textbook, AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care. He is editor in chief of the editorial board for the AAP web site Pediatric Care Online, as well as for the Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Care. He is coeditor of the AAP publications Textbook of Global Child Health and Common Cardiac Issues in Pediatrics. In addition, he edited Challenging Cases in Pediatric Diagnosis, also published by the AAP.
Sara Bode, MD, FAAPDeputy Editor
Associate Editor, General Pediatrics
Dr Bode is a pediatrician in the ambulatory department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. She is the medical director of the school health and mobile programs, including 13 fixed-site school based health centers and 2 mobile units, serving central and southeastern Ohio. Her passion and research activities focus around the intersection between health and education, and she serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Executive Committee for the Council on School Health. She is also the co-director of the resident advocacy training program and works with the AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative as a national coach working with state collaboratives to improve their advocacy training and community health.
Dr Bode looks forward to her role as the deputy editor for Pediatric Care Online as it continues to serve as a trusted resource for pediatricians on the latest care guidelines who provide quality care to their patients and families.
Henry Adam, MD, FAAP
Associate Editor, General Pediatrics
Dr Adam is retired as a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) in Bronx, NY. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College and studying as a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation fellow at Yale University and as a research student at the University of Warwick in England, he graduated from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in 1979, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following pediatric residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, he was a fellow in general and behavioral pediatrics and then joined the faculty at Einstein. His clinical work focused on children with complex chronic illnesses, especially pediatric AIDS: he directed the Pediatric Outreach Program (1984–1986), the AIDS Day Care Center (1987–1990), and the Pediatric AIDS Primary Care Program (1990–1994), all at Jacobi Medical Center. As an educator, Dr Adam directed the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center (1994–2002), received the Lewis Fraad Teaching Award, and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society.
In addition to serving on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Care Online, Dr Adam has served as associate editor of the In Brief section of Pediatrics in Review, of the American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, and of the American Academy of Pediatrics Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics.
Deborah Campbell, MD, FAAP
Associate Editor, Neonatology
Dr Campbell is professor of clinical pediatrics and associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, program director for the fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine, and director of the division of neonatology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She conducts the Low Birth Weight Infant Evaluation and Assessment Program (LEAP) and has served various leadership roles at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), New York State Association of Regional Perinatal Programs and Networks, New York City Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council, and Greater New York March of Dimes Health Professionals Advisory Board and National March of Dimes.
Dr Campbell is a member of the Greater New York Hospital Association Perinatal Safety Collaborative Advisory Group, the National Quality Forum Perinatal Collaborative, and the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative Neonatology Expert Workgroup. She also serves on the New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council, an expert panel that developed guidance and advice for the New York State Department of Health on best practices in pain management and end-of-life care. She served as a member on the AAP Taskforce on Implementation of Newborn Hearing Screening and the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program. She is currently co-chair of the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th edition Infancy Expert Panel.
Thomas DeWitt, MD, FAAP
Associate Editor, General Pediatrics
Dr DeWitt is a professor of pediatrics, designated institutional official and chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, as well as associate chair for education, in the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He received a doctorate of medicine from the University of Rochester and completed a pediatric residency and fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Dr DeWitt has served as president of the Academic Pediatric Association and chair of both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Steering Committee of the Pediatric Research in Office Settings network and the AAP Committee on Pediatric Education. Dr DeWitt has also served as a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force, chairing its methodology work group, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education transitional year and pediatric residencies review committees. He is the chair of the Reach Out and Read National Board of Directors. He has pursued innovative and effective approaches to graduate education, including an innovative online master's degree in medical education program.
With more than 95 peer-reviewed publications and as senior editor of 2 general pediatric textbooks, Dr DeWitt is nationally and internationally known for his publications and presentations in the areas of faculty development and community-based education and research.
Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP
Associate Editor, Mental Health
Dr Foy has spent more than 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching. Her special interests include mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to health care for underserved populations, primary care of children with special health care needs, and residency training in mental health, community pediatrics, and advocacy.
Dr Foy received her BA from Wellesley College and her MD from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and she completed her residency training in pediatrics at UNC hospitals. She has held several academic positions, most recently professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where she is now a member of the Emeritus Academy. She has been active within the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for more than 20 years, serving as a past chair of the AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health; associate editor of the AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, 2nd Edition (2016); editor of the first AAP textbooks on mental health, Mental Health Care of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Primary Care Clinicians and Promoting Mental Health in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Practice and Advocacy (both 2018); lead author of the AAP policy statement, “Mental Health Competencies for Pediatric Practice,” and coauthor of the AAP technical report, “Achieving the Pediatric Mental Health Competencies” (both Pediatrics, 2019); and immediate past member of the AAP Board of Directors and District IV chair. Roles in other organizations have included the presidency of the North Carolina Pediatric Society, the North Carolina Chapter of the AAP, from 1998 to 2000; cofounder and director of the School Health Alliance for Forsyth County from 1999 to 2011; and medical director of the Northwest Community Care [Medicaid] Network from 2011 to 2014. She also served as an associate editor of Pediatric Care Online (PCO) from 2008 to 2018 and is rejoining PCO leadership as associate editor, mental health.
David Hill, MD, FAAP
Associate Editor, Pediatric Patient Education
Dr Hill is chair of the Council on Communications and Media, adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He also serves as associate editor of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 and associate editor of patient education for Pediatric Care Online. In addition, he is coauthoring a book on parenting through divorce, separation, and remarriage for the AAP.
Dr Hill served on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Pediatric Society from 2010 to 2018, helping shepherd the chapter through a major reorganization, and he remains on the chapter public policy and membership committees.
Dr Hill practices pediatrics at Goldsboro Pediatrics in North Carolina. He graduated from Rice University and the University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine, where he served as student body president. He then trained in internal Medicine and pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr Hill is particularly interested in quality improvement, best practices, and medical education.
Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP
Associate Editor, General Pediatrics
Dr Kuo is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and of health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is chief of medicine-pediatrics and director of preventive medicine at UCLA.
Dr Kuo has been committed to improving developmental services for children and adults with disabilities. She is the director of the national Health Care Transitions Research Network for youths and young adults who have autism as well as director of the University of California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities, both funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. She has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of early childhood health, developmental services, health disparities, and medical education. She has edited 2 books: Child Health: a Population Perspective by Oxford University Press in 2015 and Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions: A Practical Guide by Springer in 2016.
Dr Kuo served on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Community Pediatrics Training Initiative from 2005 to 2008 and the Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) from 2009 to 2015 and was the policy chair for those last 3 years. During her time on the COCP, she coauthored 10 policy statements for the AAP related to social determinants of child health. She is currently president of AAP California Chapter 2 (which includes Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties).
Dr Kuo received a bachelor of arts in biology from Harvard University, her doctorate of medicine and doctorate in philosophy in educational psychology from UCLA, and master of business education from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She completed her combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a NRSA Primary Care and Health Services Research fellowship at UCLA.
Lucy Lee, MD, FAAP
Associate Editor, Innovation & Tools
Dr Lee, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist and Associate Medical Director of Communication with the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, as well as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr Lee grew up in Toronto, Canada, graduated from Cornell University, and completed medical school at Stanford University. She spent the first decade of her clinical career at Stanford, as a pediatric resident and chief resident, then neonatal hospitalist, associate director of coaching and faculty coach in the Stanford pediatrics residency program, and associate clerkship director for the core pediatrics rotation. As a community hospitalist who practices within an academic medical center, she continues to enjoy staying involved in teaching medical students and residents.
Dr Lee’s interest in online medical education began during her residency, when she revamped her program website from primarily being a method of sending text pages to being a robust repository of resident resources (http://peds.stanford.edu) that continues to expand and grow. She does not identify as someone who is overly immersed in technology but rather seeks to use technology efficiently and effectively, especially given the overabundance of available information online. Dr Lee is excited to contribute to the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Care Online as Associate Editor of Innovations & Tools.
We thank the following past members of the Pediatric Care Online Editorial Board for their service: Rebecca Baum, MD, FAAP; Lee Ann Savio Beers, MD, FAAP; Jatinder Bhatia, MD, FAAP; Kathleen Cain, MD, FAAP; Donna D'Alessandro, MD, FAAP; Alexander Holston, MD, FAAP; Athra Kaviani, MD, FAAP; Kelly Kelleher, MD, MPH, FAAP; Michael Leu, MD, MS, MHS, FAAP; Thomas McInerny, MD, FAAP; Allison Pollock, MD, FAAP; Patrick Reeves, MD, Resident Member; S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACMI; Michael Severson, MD, FAAP; Samir Shah, MD, MCSE, FAAP; Mark Wolraich, MD, FAAP; and Beverly Wood, MD, MDEd, PhD, FAAP.