IIt is hard for me to believe, but this will be my final column as president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The two years of my term have gone by rapidly and they were incredibly busy. I want to dedicate this space for my reflections and thanks. Many, many years […]
Category: "Word from the President"
When I was approached about running for MNAAP chapter president in the spring of 2018, I mentioned that I would be turning 65 years old when my term as president would start and that I planned to retire from my clinical practice at that time, while continuing my administrative Medical Director role at Children’s Minnesota. […]
Down Syndrome – not Trisomy 21 – but rather, Down Syndrome. That was what the call I received from a nursery nurse was about 30 years ago. They had a newborn that they thought had Down Syndrome and while stable, they were wondering if I wanted to come see the baby that night and talk […]
What a year the last year has been – the murder of George Floyd and recent convictions of Derek Chauvin, increased attention on racism in our community and country, the pandemic, decreasing vaccination rates, border immigration issues; the list goes on and on. In a sense, all of these issues are related to the need […]
I hope this note finds you at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and doing well. I would like to use this Word from the President article to talk to you about four issues: the pandemic, anti-racism, rare diseases and transitions. As the pandemic continues to rage and people are starting to get vaccinated (although slower […]