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.
Z. Cooper, MD, FAAP, past president (2001-02) of the AAP,
has been award the AAP's 2012 Abraham
Jacobi Memorial Award in recognition of a
pediatrician who has made long-term notable contributions to
pediatrics nationally in teaching, patient care and /or
Chapter 3 is one of the recipients of the AAP 2012
Award of Chapter Excellence.
following Special Achievement Awards were received in 2011:
York Chapter 3
||- for the
accomplishments of the chapter's Breastfeeding Committee CME
teleconferences and activities of the Legislative Task Force.
Marie Vierczhalek, MD
||- for her tireless
efforts to encourage breastfeeding, promote the advantages of
breastfeeding, and collaborate with stakeholders across the
state to make breastfeeding the nutritional approach of choice
for newborns and mothers in the region.
Dr. Lance Parton presents a plaque to Dr. Andrew Racine in
recognition for his years of service as Chapter President.