Welcome to the New York Chapter 3 Website

The American Academy of Pediatrics, founded in 1930, unites pediatricians throughout the Americas to ensure for all young people the attainment of their full potential for physical, emotional, and social health. To this end, the Academy dedicates its resources to professional education, advocacy for children, representation of pediatricians, public education, access to health care, and service to children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is composed of over fifty Chapters, organized into ten regional Districts. Whereas most of these Districts cover multiple states, District II consists solely of New York State and serves as the statewide focal point for its three Chapters. Chapter 3 is comprised of the New York City Boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and the upstate counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester.

Chapter 3 currently has over 1,600 members, representing pediatricians and pediatric specialists.


Our very own NY Chapter 3 Vice President, Dr. Lori Legano, attended the Oct. 17th Lunch 4 Learning press conference.  Please read on for details about the conference as well as Dr. Legano’s statement.


A special congrats to the following AAP NY Chapter 3 members who were recognized by the NYC DOHMH for their outstanding immunization rates:

2015 Honor Roll

Lisa Handwerker, MD, FAAP

2014 Honor Roll

Jacalyn Bitterman, MD, FAAP
Telly De Mesa, MD, FAAP
Teryn Edwards, MD, FAAP
Mee Yee Eng, MD, FAAP  
Julio Gorga, MD
Viju Jacob, MD, FAAP
Shefali Khanna, MD, MB, BS, FAAP
Betty Mercedes, MD, FAAP
Carlyn Oppedisano, MD, FAAP
Eric Poon, MD, FAAP
Martin Rodriguez-Ema, MD, FAAP

Barbara Strassberg, MD, FAAP


Special Achievement Awards in New York Chapter 3 since 2007


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What's New

Upcoming Meetings

* Save the Date
Federal Advocacy Training and Capitol Hill Day
May 18-19, 2016
anim-new5 Project ECHO: Types of Seizures
Thursday, May 19, 2106
* anim-new5 Register now!
Annual Perinatal Day Symposium
May 26, 2016
* anim-new5 Routinizing Sexual Health in Primary Care
June 2, 2016
June 15, 2016
* Canadian Pediatric Society Annual Meeting
June 22-25, 2016
* anim-new5 Value Based Primary Care Letter to Paul Francis
* Impact of Poverty on Children - Dr. Benard Dreyer's Testimony
* anim-new5 Climate Change and Children's Health - from the NY Chapter 2 and 3 Committees on Environmental Health
*   NYC HPV 9 Guidelines
and Codes for HPV9 and Meningococcal B Vaccines
* anim-new5 Educational Video: Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood: A Guide for Pediatricians and Caregivers
* anim-new5 Physicians for Reproductive Health E-Learning Courses
* anim-new5 SBIRT – Evidence-based screening to screen patients and identify those who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels.
* anim-new5 Environmental Health Newsletter - from the NY Chapter 2 and 3 Committees on Environmental Health;  2014 edition in Word Format
* AAP Recommends Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

Teens in NYC Web-based Portal (TNYC Portal)

Newtown School Shooting Resources
* Talking to Children about Disasters
* anim-new5 Information on Alternative Communication for Children with Delays
* National Center of Medical Home Initiatives
for Children with Special Needs 

This is an AAP sponsored initiative with a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to provide information and contacts regarding issues of medical homes for special needs children.  Contact for information about
newborn screening and genetic conditions for both providers and parents.

Advocacy Issues

More Information About Children's Health & Hydrofracking... What You Need to Know

* AAP Private Payer Advocacy Website
Asthma Resources
* anim-new5 Effectively Engaging Families: How Motivational Interviewing can be used to Improve Asthma Management with Patients and their Families:
* Webinar online
* Powerpoint
* Champion E-Correspondence
Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis
* Asthma Guideline Implementation

School Health
* Pre-participation Physical Examinations
* AAP Free Online Culturally Effective Care Toolkit for Practicing Pediatricians!
* Child Nutrition Act - Help Ensure a Healthier Future for Our Children
* Early Childhood Direction Centers
* NYC School Admission Requirements and Forms
* NYC Early Intervention Enrollment Form (also in Spanish)
* Medical Home for CSHCN
* Transitioning CSHCN to Adulthood
* The ABC's of Early Intervention for Pediatricians
* B'N Fit - Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens

Resident Section

Pediatric Board Review PowerPoint Slides - May, 2015
(contact Webmaster for link)

Recalled Products
* Recalls.gov

Practice Management
* Affordable Care Act:
Implications for the Pediatrician

(AAP Login required)
* Practice Management Online
* Hassle Factor Form
* Building Your Medical Home

* NY State Immunization Information System
* AAP Immunization Info
* CDC Immunization Info
* NYC Influenza Web Portal
* anim-new5 AAP's What's the Latest with the Flu?

and Guidelines

* Immunization Schedules
* Vaccine Shortages (CDC)
* Human Papilloma Vaccine (CDC)

Mental Health Resources
9/11 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program



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