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Texas Children’s pediatrician elected to prominent post in AAP

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Texas Children’s pediatrician elected President of AAP

In January 2016, Dr. Fernando Stein became President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), marking the first time in the AAP’s 85-year history that a pediatrician from Texas has been elected to this post.

As medical director of Texas Children’s Progressive Care Unit and a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine for more than 30 years, Stein has dedicated his career to the care of children surviving critical illness and technological dependency.

He has been extremely active in global advocacy for children in impoverished regions of the world and in the integrated management of childhood illness. Stein is one of the founding members of the AAP Section on Critical Care and serves on several AAP subcommittees where he has been recognized for his extraordinary service and commitment to children.

“I am honored to serve the AAP in this capacity,” Stein said. “I have a deep understanding and appreciation for the shareholders of this organization, and my message to shareholder members and colleagues is one of a clear commitment to them, to our traditions of scientific inquiry, altruism and to challenge the status quo.”

As president of the AAP, Stein represents all pediatricians and subspecialists across the country, and is a prominent voice on national issues impacting pediatrics and the health and safety of children in this country.

“Dr. Stein brings enormous vision, wisdom and experience to the presidency of the American Academy of Pediatrics,” said Texas Children’s Physician-in-Chief Dr. Mark Kline. “The Texas Children’s family could not be prouder or more pleased to have one of its own in a leadership role for this great organization.”