Michael R. Anderson, M.D.,
M.B.A., FAAP, of Beachwood,
Ohio, was named president of
University of California, San
Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospitals and senior vice
president of children’s services at
He comes to UCSF from University Hospitals
in Cleveland where he was vice president and chief
medical officer, and Case Western Reserve where he
was a professor of pediatrics.
Dr. Anderson serves as a consultant to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS)
National Disaster Medical System. He served as
chair of the HHS National Advisory Committee
on Children in Disasters, the National Children’s
Hospital Association Disaster Task Force and the
AAP Committee on Pediatric Workforce.
Dona S. Buchter, M.D.,
FAAP, of Atlanta, received the
Accreditation Council for Grad-
uate Medical Education Parker J.
Palmer Courage to Lead Award.
Dr. Buchter is a professor of
neonatology at Emory Universi-
ty School of Medicine. She has
served as the pediatrics department program direc-
tor since 1992.
Stephanie B. Dewar, M.D.,
FAAP, of Pittsburgh, and Capt.
Judy-April Oparaji, M.D.,
R.D.N., resident member, of
North Bethesda, Md., were appointed to the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical
Education (ACGME) effective
Dr. Dewar is vice chair of clinical affairs, pediatric
residency program director and associate professor
of pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Oparaji is a captain in the U.S. Army Medical
Corps and a resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She is a resident member of
the ACGME Review Committee for Pediatrics and
ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents.
Dr. Oparaji serves as AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees’ District 1 representative and is a member of the
Section on Uniformed Services.
Marc H. Gorelick, M.D.,
FAAP, of Milwaukee, was named
president and chief operating officer of Children’s Hospitals and
Clinics of Minnesota effective
He most recently served as chief
operating officer and executive
vice president of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
He is board-certified in pediatric emergency med-
Richard Gorlick, M.D.,
FAAP, of Hastings-on-Hudson,
N. Y., was appointed as pediatrics
division head and pediatrics department chair at the University
of Texas MD Anderson Children’s
He is chair of the Children’s
Prior to joining MD Anderson, Dr. Gorlick was division chief of pediatric hematology-oncology and
vice chair of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at
Montefiore and professor of pediatrics and molecular pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College
A pediatric cancer survivor, Dr. Gorlick has focused his research on sarcomas, tumor growth in
connective tissues, targeted therapies, new drugs for
childhood cancers and osteosarcoma development
Robert D.B. Jaquiss, M.D.,
FAAP, of Dallas, was appointed
division director of pediatric and
congenital cardiothoracic surgery
and co-director of the Heart Center at Children’s Medical Center
Most recently, he was professor
of surgery and pediatrics at Duke
University School of Medicine and chief of heart surgery at Duke Children’s Hospital. He is a member of
the AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.
Marsha D. Raulerson, M.D.,
FAAP, of Brewton, Ala., was recognized with community awards
for her contributions to children
in her state.
The Anniston Star newspaper
named her 2016 Alabamian of
the Year. Dr. Raulerson also was
selected as one of 30 Women Who
Shape the State by the Alabama Media Group. Dr.
Raulerson has advocated in her state capital and
Washington, D.C., on public policy issues such as
early childhood education, child care and child safety. In recognition of her service to the community
in the area of childhood literacy, she received a proclamation from the mayor’s office last summer. Her
practice recently celebrated 20 years as a participant
in the Reach Out and Read literacy program.
Dr. Raulerson is immediate past chair of the AAP
Committee on Federal Government Affairs.
Ricardo Sorensen, M.D.,
FAAP, of New Orleans, received
the Academic Distinction Award
from the Chilean Society of Pediatrics, the first time the honor
has been awarded to a pediatrician
outside of Chile.
A native of Chile, Dr. Sorensen
was recognized for his contributions to the academic excellence of pediatrics in his home country. He
is clinical professor of pediatrics at Louisiana State
University, and his research focuses on immunology
and immunodeficiency. Dr. Sorensen served as pediatrics department chair from 1998-2015.
Jennifer Walthall, M.D.,
M.P.H., FAAP, of Indianapolis,
was appointed by the Indiana
governor to serve as secretary of
the Family and Social Services
Associate professor of clinical
emergency medicine and pediat-
rics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr.
Walthall most recently was the Indiana State De-
partment of Health deputy health commissioner.
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Richard Baltz, M.D.,
FAAP, of Camp Hill, Va.,
died Dec. 11 at age 83.
George W. Brown, M.D.,
FAAP, of Douglas, Alaska,
died Dec. 14 at age 79.
Albert Crocker, M.D.,
FAAP, of Kansas City, Mo.,
died Dec. 27 at age 90.
Cynthia G. Enlow, M.D.,
FAAP, of Lakeland, Fla.,
died Dec. 18 at age 56.
M.D., FAAP, of Detroit,
died Dec. 23 of small-cell
lung cancer at age 79.
Frank Gruskay, M.D.,
FAAP, of Milford, Conn.,
died Dec. 18 at age 87.
Capt. Jerome Imburg,
M.D., FAAP, of Richmond,
Va., died Jan. 6 at age 92.
Solomon Kaplan, M.D.,
of Los Angeles, died Jan. 2
at age 92. He was a past chair of the pediat-
ric endocrinology sub-board at the American
Board of Pediatrics.
Deanna R. Lutz, M.D., FAAP, of Rock
Hill, S.C., died Nov. 25 at age 48.
Norman G. Martel, M.D., FAAP, of Santa
Rosa Valley, Calif., died Nov. 2 at age 92.
Ralph B. Moore Jr., M.D., FAAP, of
Wilmington, N.C., died Nov. 23 at age 90.
James G. Pitcavage, M.D., FAAP, of Se-
wickley, Pa., died Dec. 26 at age 83.
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