Warren M. Seigel, M.D.,
Dr. Seigel, a New York native, is chairman of pediatrics
and director of adolescent
medicine at Coney Island
Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. He is associate professor
of clinical pediatrics at SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
Dr. Seigel completed his residency in pediatrics
and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the
Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn,
after receiving his medical degree from Universidad
Centro de Estudios Tecnologicos, Dominican Republic.
Experienced in chapter, district and section activities, Dr. Seigel was elected as District II vice
chairperson and in January 2016 became district
chairperson to complete the term of Danielle Lara-que-Arena, M.D., FAAP.
Well-known for his advocacy on behalf of primary
care pediatricians and universal access to comprehensive health care services for patients of all ages in
a medical home, Dr. Seigel has testified before the
U.S. House and Senate in Washington, D.C.
No matter what your political beliefs are, now is
the time to advocate for pediatricians, children, their
families and our future!
Since I took over as chair of District II in January
2016, my focus has been on child health, member
health and organizational health. Working together,
our chapter leadership has been able to strengthen
the infrastructure of our three chapters to ensure
continued growth and financial security. We have
achieved what I believe is the first step in our multi-year strategic plan to bring stability to what had been
a very difficult situation in the district and in New
York State. We have improved our organizational
health and are stable, but there remains significant
work to do. This includes increasing the engagement
of our members and non-members, particularly
our residents, fellows and early career pediatricians
across the state, and improving the relevance of our
organization so that everyone graduating our training programs sees the value of membership.
Our next step must be to improve the practice of
pediatrics in New York State and the financial viability of our members. We need to increase our advocacy for appropriate payment systems from both
private and public payers. We must ensure that the
future of pediatrics in New York State is a bright
one, whether in primary care pediatrics or pediatric
medical and surgical subspecialties.
Finally, we need to continue to improve the health
and welfare of infants, children, adolescents and
young adults in our state. We need to speak with
one voice for the needs of the child and increase our
advocacy efforts locally as well as on the state and
federal levels. We must continue to be the recognized
authority when it comes to the needs of children.
As your district chair, I will represent your needs
and concerns statewide and to the AAP Board of
Directors because there has never been a more critical time to speak up for children, their families and
Scott D. Krugman, M.D.,
District Vice Chairperson
Dr. Krugman is chairman
of the Department of Pediatrics and director of medical
education at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (MFSMC) in Baltimore.
He is the associate dean for medical education at
MFSMC, Georgetown University School of Medicine and professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Krugman is a past president of the AAP Maryland Chapter and past chair of the Child Maltreatment Committee. He is on the AAP Council on
Community Pediatrics (COCP) Executive Committee. He led the Academic Pediatric Association
(APA) Teaching in Community Settings Special
Interest Group for a decade.
Dr. Krugman chairs the Baltimore County Child
Fatality Review Team and is a member of the Baltimore County Child Protection Review Panel. He
has served on numerous statewide child abuse committees and is a faculty member of the Maryland
Child Abuse Medical Providers.
He has received multiple awards, including Health
Care Hero Honoree in 2004, the APA Health Care
Delivery Award in 2010, the Minogue Award for
Patient Safety Innovation from the Maryland Patient Safety Center in 2011, the AAP COCP Local
Hero Award in 2013 and was named a Baltimore
Magazine Top Doctor in 2016.
John “ Jay” Ludwicki,
District Vice Chairperson
Dr. Ludwicki received a
bachelor’s degree from the
University of Chicago and his
medical degree from Temple
University School of Medicine, followed by a residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He
owns a thriving pediatric practice in Milton, Del.,
where he also chairs Bayhealth Milford’s Pediatric
Dr. Ludwicki has been an active member and lead-
er of the AAP Delaware Chapter, including three
years as president. During his tenure, the chapter im-
plemented the Developmental Screening Initiative
throughout the state — an undertaking that culmi-
nated in Delaware receiving the AAP Outstanding
Small Chapter Award in 2010.
Dr. Ludwicki then was privileged with election to
the National Nominating Committee. The unique
experience of interviewing and vetting eminent
pediatricians for the AAP presidency — combined
with the responsibility for overseeing district office
elections — cemented for him the notion that one
doesn’t run for national office to gain accolades but
to make a difference for children and the pediatricians who care for them.
After this decade of AAP service, Dr. Ludwicki
took time to consider how he wanted to serve next.
He reflected on the significant resources the AAP
devotes to training and supporting its volunteer
leaders and concluded the best way to give back
to the organization that had afforded him so many
opportunities was to team up with the dedicated
AAP Fellows and staff working hard at the state,
district and national levels to further the Agenda for
Children. That is why he’s running to serve as vice
chairperson of District III.
Danielle G. Dooley, M.D.,
Dr. Dooley is committed
to cultivating a diverse slate
of AAP leaders with a rich
set of experiences, beginning
early in their career. She served on a national search
committee for the president of a public health fund
and would bring experience, diversity and vision to
the National Nominating Committee.
She is an active member of the Washington, D.C.
Chapter and served as young physicians co-chair,
secretary and treasurer, and participated in the Pediatric Leadership Alliance program.
As the elected voices of the organization, and
champions for all children, the AAP president and
district leaders should reflect the diversity of the profession and should be strong child health advocates.
As the medical director of community affairs and
population health in the Child Health Advocacy
Institute at Children’s National Health System in
Washington, D.C., Dr. Dooley cares for low-income
and immigrant children and collaborates across sectors to improve health outcomes. Her experience
includes a variety of practice settings, including Federally Qualified Health Center, private college health
center and academic medical center. In her current
role, she collaborates with pediatricians across the
Dr. Dooley studied political science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; she received an M.Phil.
in community health from the University of Edinburgh as a British Marshall Scholar. She received her
medical degree from Columbia University College
of Physicians & Surgeons as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She completed residency at the
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in 2004 and lives
with her husband and children in Washington, D.C.