Many of us are members of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) as well as National American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). However, until I started attending national AAP meetings on behalf of our chapter in my role as president – elect (VP) of the Minnesota Chapter, I really had no idea […]
Category: "Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP"
MNAAP President-Elect Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, attended the May 2019 signing ceremony of the bill which formed the Rare Disease Advisory Council. His attendance was at the request of the family who advocated for its creation, and he shares these thoughts with Minnesota Pediatrician. “I’m not sure if you remember me, but I am Chloe […]
By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, pediatrician at Children’s Minnesota and MNAAP president-elect For me, it was the aftermath of the February shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It is not that I wasn’t concerned before by all the other shootings and hadn’t written many letters to the editor and participated in countless […]
By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, Children’s Minnesota On a cold and windy March morning, about 20 pediatricians and pediatric residents joined with 20,000 other Minnesotans to rally against gun violence at the Capitol in the aftermath of the senseless deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida six weeks earlier. This was the […]
By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP Sterilization of minors is an uncommon procedure in pediatric practices, but an important one to understand if a family requests information about it. This article will help to understand what the ethical issues are and how to proceed if it is requested for your patient. Typically, this issue is only […]