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Pediatric Care Online Editorial Board

Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP
Editor in Chief

Dr Kamat is professor of pediatrics, vice chair for academic affairs, and chair of the promotion and tenure committee for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior to this he served as the professor of pediatrics and vice chair of education in the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and as designated institutional official for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan from 2003 to 2019.

Dr Kamat 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 all 4 institutions at which he served as a faculty member. In 2009 he received the Wayne State University Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award; in 2010 he received the National American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Education Award; and in 2012 he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Wayne State University.

Dr Kamat has authored and coauthored more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, book chapters, and case reports. He serves on the editorial board of 3 journals and is an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for many journals. He is the editor of 7 books and currently serves as the editor in chief of Pediatric Care Online, an online resource of the AAP. Dr Kamat was a member of the Pediatrics Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education from July 2011 through June 2017 and served as the vice chair of that committee for 2 years. Dr Kamat is active in multiple national and international medical societies. Currently he serves on the planning committee of the AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

 

Gurinder Kumar, MD, FAAP, FRCPCH 
Deputy Editor

Dr Kumar is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and has been working at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, since July 2021.

Dr Kumar did his pediatric residency at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India, in 2006; worked clinically for several years; then completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology in 2013 at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore. He worked at a tertiary care academic center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in the capacity of pediatric nephrologist for 5 years before moving to the United States. He completed his pediatric residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, and thereafter joined MetroHealth in July 2021 as pediatric hospitalist. He is board certified in pediatrics and holds a fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom. He is a certified lactation consultant and has received certification in medical quality. He is an Neonatal Resuscitation Program® and Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor.

Dr Kumar is active in multiple national and international medical societies. He has authored and coauthored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and case reports. He served on the editorial board of 2 journals in the past, as ad hoc manuscript reviewer for multiple journals, and as abstract reviewer for international conferences. He is active in multiple quality improvement projects in the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Kumar is actively involved in resident education and teaching activities as well as resident teaching on diversity, inclusion, and equality.

 

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.

 

Danielle Daniels, MD, FAAP
Editorial Fellow

 Dr Daniels is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University and assistant program director for the fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases. She is actively involved in medical education and clinical research. Dr Daniels has helped create, review, and disseminate digital content that promotes evidence-based medical care and vaccine education among her institution and the Central New York community. She is particularly interested in leveraging technology to enhance medical education and optimize research efforts. 

Dr Daniels attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, followed by pediatric residency and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. During her training, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society.

 

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. 

 

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; Sara Bode, MD, FAAP; Jatinder Bhatia, MD, FAAP; Kathleen Cain, MD, FAAP; Donna D'Alessandro, MD, FAAP; Jane Meschan Foy, 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.

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