Fellows in the News: Dr. Perrin elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and more
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
Fellows in the News
Nathaniel B. Beers, M.D., M.P.A., FAAP, of Washington, D.C., was named president and CEO of The HSC Foundation effective
May 1. He currently is executive vice president of management and clinical affairs
of the foundation, which serves people with complex health care needs and works to
eliminate barriers to health services.
Dr. Beers has held leadership roles within D.C. public schools and public health venues
and is board certified in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
A member of the AAP Council on School Health Executive Committee, Dr. Beers is past
president of the D.C. Chapter and past chair of the Committee on Membership.
Carrie L. Byington, M.D., FAAP, of Salt Lake City, was named vice chancellor for health services, dean of the College
of Medicine and vice president of the Health Science Center at Texas A&M University
starting in January.
She currently serves as the H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Pediatrics
and vice dean for academic affairs and faculty development at the University of Utah
School of Medicine. She also is associate vice president for faculty and academic
affairs for health sciences.
Dr. Byington led the Infectious Diseases Advisory Group of the U.S. Olympic Committee
during the summer 2016 Olympics.
She is chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases.
W. Eugene Egerton, M.D., FAAP, of Bel Air, Md., was named chief medical officer of Saint Agnes Medical Center in
Retired from the U.S. Army Medical Command after 23 years of service, he is a member
of the AAP Section on Uniformed Services.
Leonard R. Krilov, M.D., FAAP, of Woodbury, N.Y., was named chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop-University
Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. He also serves as chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious
Disease at Winthrop-University.
A professor of pediatrics at the State University at Stony Brook School of Medicine,
Dr. Krilov is an editor and writer for AAP PREP ID. He is a member of the Section
on Infectious Diseases Executive Committee and co-chair of the Infectious Diseases
Yvonne A. Maldonado, M.D., FAAP, of Stanford, Calif, was appointed to the Polio Transition Independent Monitoring
Board for 2016-’19. The nine-member board evaluates progress toward major milestones
of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Strategic Plan, assessing risks
of funding gaps and establishing emergency corrective action plans. The Academy nominated
Dr. Maldonado for the board and is a partner in the GPEI and member of the GPEI stakeholders
group. The board’s reports inform the heads of partner agencies, including the World
Health Organization, Rotary International, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
UNICEF and the Gates Foundation.
Dr. Maldonado serves as senior associate dean for faculty development and diversity,
professor of pediatrics and health research and policy, and chief of the Division
of Infectious Diseases at Stanford University.
She is vice chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and a member of the
AAP Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.
Kathryn S. Moffett, M.D., FAAP, of Morgantown, W.V., received the Monongalia County Health Department Hero of Public
Dr. Moffett was honored for her actions to prevent a public health crisis after 34
students and four chaperones were exposed to a bat while sleeping in a summer camp
dormitory. Dr. Moffett helped interview and assess the individuals for rabies exposure
to determine health risks.
She is professor of pediatrics, section chief, pediatric infectious diseases director
and Mountain State Cystic Fibrosis Center co-clerkship director at West Virginia School
James M. Perrin, M.D., FAAP, of Boston, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He is one of 79 individuals
selected by the National Academy of Sciences for major contributions to the advancement
of the medical sciences, health care and public health.
He is the John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for
Children and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Perrin is a founding
director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at Massachusetts General.
Recently, Dr. Perrin’s work has focused on racial and ethnic disparities in the care
of children with autism spectrum disorders and coordination of care for children with
The 2014 AAP president, Dr. Perrin is a co-chair of the Task Force on Pediatric Practice
Larry K. Pickering, M.D., FAAP, of Atlanta, received the 2016 John P. Utz Award in recognition of outstanding leadership
skills from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. He also was elected to
the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Board of Directors, and will serve
as secretary on the IDSA Education and Research Foundation.
Editor of the AAP Red Book from 2000-’12, Dr. Pickering is adjunct professor of pediatrics at Emory University
School of Medicine.
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