Wanda D. Barfield, M.D.,
M.P.H., FAAP, of Atlanta, was
promoted to assistant surgeon
general of the U.S. Public Health
Dr. Barfield is director of the
Division of Reproductive Health
within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
She is associate professor of pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
and adjunct assistant professor at Emory University
School of Medicine. Dr. Barfield’s research has focused on perinatal morbidity and mortality; early
child health services utilization; improving access
to risk-appropriate perinatal services; and advancing
the quality of women’s maternal and child health
data for public health action.
She is the CDC liaison to the AAP Section on
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Committee on
Fetus and Newborn.
Juan A. Dumois, M.D., FAAP,
of St. Petersburg, Fla., received the
Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical
Excellence Physician of the Year
Dr. Dumois is clinical practice
director for pediatric infectious
disease and chair of the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, where
he is an attending physician.
He is a member of the AAP Council on Foster
Care, Adoption and Kinship Care and Section on
M.D., FAAP, of Toledo, Ohio,
was named director of the Center
for Diabetes and Endocrinology
at Akron Children’s Hospital.
She most recently served as
chief of pediatric endocrinology
and diabetes in the pediatrics department at the
University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her research has focused on type 1 and type 2 diabetes in
Matthew D. Garber, M.D.,
F.H.M., FAAP, of Jacksonville,
Fla., was selected as the Paul V.
Miles Fellow in Quality Improve-
ment by the American Board of
Pediatrics. The award is given to a
mid-career pediatrician dedicated
to improving quality of care for children. He was
chosen for perspectives on quality improvement in
community-based hospitals, as well as launching and
sustaining new programs.
Professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida
College of Medicine and a hospitalist at Wolfson
Children’s Hospital, Dr. Garber is chair-elect of
the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine Executive
He is one of the founders and chair of the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network, which is
part of the AAP Quality Improvement Innovation
Networks. The VIP Network has grown to include
projects on urinary tract infections, community-ac-quired pneumonia, bronchiolitis in the emergency
department and hospital, and fever in infants.
Amy Groen, D.O., FAAP, of
Ankeny, Iowa, was named medical director of the new Blank
Children’s Hospital Pediatric
She is adjunct assistant profes-
sor at Des Moines University and
adjunct clinical assistant professor
at University of Iowa.
Dr. Groen is a member of the AAP Section on
Emergency Medicine. She serves as a disaster preparedness co-champion within the Iowa Chapter
and is the chapter’s representative to the Iowa Trauma System Advisory Council and Iowa Department
of Public Health Emergency Medicine Services
Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D.,
M.P.H., FAAP, of West Bloomfield, Mich., was among 11 nominees to be considered for Time
magazine’s 2016 Person of the
Dr. Hanna-Attisha became a
public health advocate for children in Flint, Mich.,
who suffered health problems after drinking the
city’s lead-contaminated water. A pediatrician at
Hurley Children’s Hospital, she is director of the
pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center and assistant professor of pediatrics and human
development in the College of Human Medicine at
Michigan State University.
Gilbert C. Liu, M.D., M.S.,
FAAP, of Louisville, Ky., was
named medical director of the
Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services in the Cabinet for
Health and Family Services. He
also was named endowed chair
and distinguished scholar in Urban Health Policy
Research at the University of Louisville, where he is
associate professor of pediatrics.
Chair of the AAP Pediatric Leadership Alliance
planning group, Dr. Liu serves on the Nation-
al Institutes of Health Community Influences on
Health Behavior scientific merit review panel. He
also founded the Kentucky Pediatric Alliance for
Transforming Children’s Healthcare, a learning
collaborative to improve care quality for publicly
insured children in the Louisville metro area.
Ellis J. Neufeld, M.D., Ph.D.,
FAAP, of Boston, was named clinical director, physician-in-chief
and executive vice president of St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital
effective in March.
He most recently was associate
chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood
Disorders Center, medical director at Boston Hemophilia Center and Egan Family Foundation Chair in
Transitional Medicine at Harvard.
Dr. Neufeld has researched non-malignant hematologic diseases and published on hemophilia,
thalassemia and immune thrombocytopenia. He
is a member of the AAP Section on Hematology/
Frances L. Owen, M.D.,
FAAP, of St. Simons Island, Ga.,
received the Contributions to
Quality Care of Children and
Youth with Special Needs Award
from the Georgia Department of
Dr. Owen has a special interest
in adolescent health, particularly attention-deficit/
hyperactivity disorder. She is in practice with the
Southeast Georgia Health System.
Sharon D. Rouse, D.O.,
FAAP, of Jackson, Mich., was
named chief medical officer at
the Center for Family Health, a
federally qualified health center
that operates seven sites across the
Most recently, Dr. Rouse served as medical supervisor of the pediatrics and family medicine departments at the Center for Family Health. She is
a former high school science teacher and helped establish the medical residency program with Henry
Ford Allegiance Health.
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