Chapter Committees

New York Chapter 2 of the AAP is governed by the Board of Directors and the Executive Officers.  The Board of Directors meets at least 4 times per year to conduct the business of the chapter.  The chapter committees meet at the discretion of the committee chairperson.

 In this section of our Web Site we publish news of the various committees of the Chapter. If the committee has a dedicated page, minutes can be found on the page.

Committee Chairs

Click on the Committee for more information or web page Click on the Chairperson’s name to send e-mail
Adolescence Linda Carmine, MD, FAAP

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Anti-Bullying Poster and Resources
Bullying Prevention Month, 2018
“Beyond the Bully” podcast

David Fagan, MD, FAAP (Chair)
Mark Welles, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics/
Children with Disabilities
Richard Honigman, MD, FAAP
Disaster Preparedness Contact any of the officers or
Anthony J. Battista, MD, FAAP
Early Career Physician

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Gopi Desai, MD, FAAP
Environmental Health & Climate Change Lucy Weinstein, MD, MPH, FAAP
Steven Goldstein, MD, FAAP
Fetus and Newborn Renu Aggarwal, MD, FAAP
Gun Violence Prevention Jeffrey Oestreicher, MD, FAAP
Foster/Kinship Care Robert Lee, DO, FAAP (Co-Chair)
Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)
Infectious Diseases Leonard Krilov, MD, FAAP
Asif Noor, MD, FAAP
Injury, Poison & Violence Prevention Joseph Abularrage, MD, FAAP
Sara Kopple, MD, FAAP
International Pediatrics

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Gonzalo Sabogal, MD, FAAP
Sanjivan Patel, MD, FAAP

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Shetal Shah, MD, FAAP
Membership & Diversity Juan Kupferman, MD, MPH, FAAP
Nutrition Toba Weinstein, MD, FAAP
Opioid Crisis Richard Ancona, MD, FAAP
Parents Committee Sue Pavane
Pediatric Council Steven Goldstein, MD, FAAP
Prevention of Family Violence Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD, FAAP
Quality Improvement Kenneth Bromberg, MD, FAAP
School Health Richard Ancona, MD, FAAP
Subspecialty Vacant
Yoga and Meditation

Ishvar S. Patel, MD, FAAP
Ron Marino, DO, FAAP



Chapter Liaisons

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Breastfeeding Co-Ordinator
Breastfeeding Brochure!

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Lauren Macaluso, MD, FAAP
Julia Block, MD, MPH, FAAP
CATCH Co-Facilitators

The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program is a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that supports pediatricians to lead innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being.
Funding is available for the 2019 CATCH grant cycle 2 for pediatricians and/or pediatric residents who plan to build broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs. Download and review the Planning/Implementation Call for Proposals or the Resident Call for Proposal before applying.
Ivan Hand, MD, FAAP
Jennifer Pintiliano, MD, FAAP
COCIT Liaison/Information Technology Anthony J. Battista, MD, FAAP
Dental & Oral Health Vacant
Early Childhood Champion Victoria Chen, MD, FAAP
EDHI COordinator Ivan Hand, MD, FAAP, FAAP
Immunization Liaison Kenneth Bromberg, MD, FAAP
Inpatient Pediatrics

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Lori Gordon, MD, FAAP
Alexandra Vinci, MD, FAAP
Media Spokesperson Vacant
Mental Health Liaisons

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Carmel Foley, MD, FAAP
PROS Representative
(Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk)
Paul Lee, MD, FAAP (interim)
Webmaster Anthony J. Battista, MD, FAAP