Fellows in the News: Dr. Chatterjee appointed to FDA vaccines committee, and more
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
Fellows in the News
Michael deCastro Cabana, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of Mill Valley, Calif., was named physician in chief at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
and professor and Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair of Pediatrics at Montefiore
and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
A member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, he is principal investigator
for a University of California, San Francisco center to evaluate quality measures
for pediatric asthma and sickle cell disease.
Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, of Sioux Falls, S.D., was appointed to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines
and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), serving until Jan. 31,
2023. The VRBPAC evaluates safety, effectiveness and appropriate use of vaccines and
related biological products in preventing, treating or diagnosing human diseases.
VRBPAC also reviews FDA research quality and makes recommendations to the FDA commissioner.
Professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of South Dakota, Dr. Chatterjee
is a pediatric infectious diseases expert.
Raphael Hirsch, M.D., FAAP, of San Francisco, was named chair of the University of California, San Francisco
Department of Pediatrics and chief physician at Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
His research is focused on understanding pathophysiology of arthritis and innovative
therapies for autoimmune diseases. He has held leadership roles in numerous pediatric
arthritis and rheumatology organizations and led national initiatives to support pediatric
Giovanni Piedimonte, M.D., FAAP, of Cleveland, was named vice president of research and professor of pediatrics at
He most recently served as Steven and Nancy Calabrese Endowed Chair for Excellence
in Pediatric Care, Research and Education and professor and chair of pediatrics at
the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
He also was chief of global pediatric research operations and director of the Center
for Pediatric Research at Cleveland Clinic.
Christopher Stille, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of Aurora, Colo., was named network director of the 11-site Children and Youth With
Special Health Care Needs National Research Network (CYSHC Net).
He will oversee the network of researchers at the University of Colorado School of
Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Boston Children’s Hospital in health systems
Dr. Stille is professor of pediatrics and section head of general academic pediatrics
at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.