County Chapter) Pediatrician of
the Year Award for his dedication
to providing quality continuing
medical education and his service
as chapter CME Committee chair
for over 25 years.
Dr. Pellman is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University
of California, Irvine, and past president of the chapter.
He is a member of the AAP Sections on Breastfeeding, Infectious Diseases and Uniformed Services.
F. Estelle R. Simons, M.D.,
FAAP, of Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Professor emerita at the University of Manitoba, she
is a past president of the Canadian Society of Allergy
and Clinical Immunology and past president of the
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Dr. Simons is a member of the AAP Section on Allergy and Immunology and a lead author of the 2017
AAP clinical report Epinephrine for First-aid Management of Anaphylaxis.
Elizabeth C. Tilson, M.D.,
FAAP, of Raleigh, N.C., was named
health director and chief medical officer for the state of North Carolina.
A primary care provider at Wake
County’s child health clinic, she also
served as Wake and Johnson County medical director for community care. Dr. Tilson has led efforts to ensure the N.C.
Medicaid program offers patient-centered, quality care.
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AAP Section on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Executive Committee and co-author of the AAP
clinical report Diagnosis and Management of Infantile
Hemangiomas. He is president of the Society for Ear,
Nose, and Throat Advances in Children.
Harry Pellman, M.D., FAAP, of Fountain Valley,
Calif., received the California Chapter 4 (Orange
Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D.,
M.P.H., FAAP, of West Bloomfield,
Mich., received the MIT Media Lab
Disobedience Award along with engineering professor Marc Edwards,
M.S., Ph.D., for their bravery and
rigorous research to uncover the
rising lead concentration in Flint,
Mich., water and its effect on children’s blood lead levels. The pair will split a $250,000
cash prize, which they plan to donate to community
and pediatric health support.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha is director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center. She is a
member of the AAP Section on Epidemiology, Public
Health and Evidence, and Councils on Community
Pediatrics and Environmental Health.
David H. Darrow, M.D.,
D.D.S., FAAP, of Norfolk, Va., was
named Physician of the Year by the
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation.
The organization supports patients
and families affected by vascular
birthmarks, tumors or syndromes.
Dr. Darrow is past chair of the
Fellows in the News
Dr. Stein honored in Mexico
AAP President Fernando Stein, M.D., FAAP, of
Houston, received the Profesor
Catedra Laboris academic recognition from the University
of Monterrey in Nuevo Leon,
Mexico. He was recognized
during the XVI International
Congress of Pediatrics of the College of Pediatrics
of Nuevo Leon.
Dr. Stein received the academic award for con-
tributions to the academic, research and profes-
sional aspects of pediatrics that have helped trans-
form and improve the profession. The university
has granted the award since 2007 to experts from
a variety of backgrounds with proven careers so
they can share their experiences with students.
Dr. Stein is the first Latin American president
of the Academy. He has been a practicing pediatrician and critical care specialist in Houston. A
founding member of the AAP Section on Critical
Care Medicine, he served on the Task Force on
Minorities, Committee on Membership, Council
on Sections Management Committee, and technical adviser to the Pan American Health Organization Integrated Management of Childhood