American Academy of Pediatrics

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.

The AAP is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 10 members elected by their regional districts who also serve as district chairpersons. Members vote each year for a national president-elect. The AAP Executive Committee – consisting of the president, president-elect, immediate past president and executive director – conducts AAP business on a daily basis. The AAP is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation. At the state level, AAP chapters are individually incorporated, have their own bylaws and further the aims of the national organization as well as their local priorities.

The AAP is a professional membership organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The FAAP designation after a pediatrician's name stands for Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatricians who maintain their FAAP designation have obtained initial board certification.

Executive Member Since: 
September 2007
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