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Medical Advisory Council

The Medical Advisory Council provides professional advice and guidance on medical eligibility, outreach strategies, policies and emerging topics that are important to national staff leadership.


James Fahner, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI


Kendall Brown, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical City Children's Hospital
Dallas, TX

Jeremy Edwards, DO, FAAP

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care Medicine
Tripler Army Medical Center
Oahu, HI

Paul Fisher, MD

Pediatric Neurology
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford, CA

Judith Garza, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology
Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Jetton, MD

Pediatric Nephrology
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
Iowa City, IA

Jenifer Jones-Dees, MD

General Pediatrics
Essentia Health Clinic
Fargo, ND

Anup Patel, MD

Pediatric Neurology
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Debra S. Regier, MD

Children's National Health System
Washington, DC

Gregory Sawicki, MD, MPH

Pediatric Pulmonology
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Ken M. Slaw, Ph.D

Director of Membership
American Academy of Pediatrics
Chicago, IL

Shoba Srikantan, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Critical Care
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando Health Hospital and Children's Critical Care
Orlando, FL

Philip Thrush, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL