Last Updated: 9/10/15

Welcome to the home page of
New York Chapter 2
The American Academy of Pediatrics

     The New York Chapter of the AAP was established in 1949 as an endorsed Chapter Affiliate of the national organization.  The AAP is a national organization composed of over 55,000 pediatricians.  There are approximately 1,200 members in New York Chapter 2.

     Correspondence for the New York Chapter 2 of American Academy of Pediatrics should be sent to:

NY Chapter 2 AAP
PO Box 1411
Smithtown, NY 11787

(516) 326-0310
Chapter 2 Executive Director
Elie Ward
E-mail Jessica Geslani
District Administrative Coordinator/
Chapter 2 Assistant Executive Director:

Jessica Geslani
E-mail Jessica Geslani

New York Chapter 2 is a non-profit organization with the following objectives:

  1. To improve the health and welfare of all infants, children, adolescents and young adults in the State of New York.
  2. To unite qualified pediatricians of lower New York State into a representative organization for the advancement of the practice of pediatrics.
  3. To study the scientific, educational, social, economic, and legislative aspects of medicine in order to maintain the highest standards of practice in pediatrics, and to prepare and recommend necessary changes in existing or contemplated medical programs.
  4. To further the policies and the objectives of the American Academy of Pediatrics at the state and local level.
  5. To promote excellence in pediatric care by organizing programs of post-graduate education.

See a copy of our Strategic Plan
and our Chapter Fact Sheet

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A special congrats to the following AAP NY Chapter 2 members who were recognized by the NYC DOHMH for their outstanding immunization rates:

2015 Honor Roll

Yumei Ding, MD, FAAP
Eric Krauss, MD, PhD, FAAP
Magalie Limage, MD, FAAP
Myo Thant, MD, FAAP

2014 Honor Roll

Qurrath Ain, MD, FAAP
Loretta Au, MD, FAAP
Harry Bond, MD, FAAP
Yu-Mei Fan, MD, FAAP
Edgar Flores-Castillo, MD, FAAP
Jack Kabariti, MD, FAAP
Karen Myrie, MD
Magalie Pierre-Louis, MD, FAAP
Jogesh Syalee, MD, FAAP
Elizabeth Szilagyi, MD, FAAP
Wenjing Zhou, MD, PhD, FAAP

Chapter Committees

      New York Chapter 2 of the AAP is governed by the Board of Directors and the Executive Officers.  The Executive Committee meets monthly either by telephone conference call or in person at various Chapter meetings. 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 Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the various committees of the Chapter. 

  AAP 2015 Council and Section Vacancies

Career Center

      We are now able to post opportunities for pediatricians, and are members are able to post their CV's and search for positions.  Try it out!

Chapter Pediatric Societies

      New York Chapter 2 is divided into four Pediatric Societies, each representing the Pediatricians in their respective counties.  Each Society has its own executive Committee with representatives on the Chapter Executive Board, and its own web site.

Chapter Calendar

      New York Chapter 2 conducts regular meetings of its Board of Directors, as well as meetings for post-graduate education.  One meeting each year is a Chapter General Membership Business meeting, and is hosted alternately by one of the Pediatric Societies.  

Click above for our Calendar.
Last Updated:  1/1/2015

News & Legislation of Interest

What's new in Chapter, State and Federal news and legislation that affects pediatrics.

Most Advocacy issues relevant to the Chapter are addressed at the state level through District II of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The link above will bring you to the District II Advocacy page. 


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What's New

Climate Change and Children's Health - from the NY Chapter 2 and 3 Committees on Environmental Health

"Youth Living With or At-Risk for HIV"
Free webinar
September 16, 2015
Register here

NYC Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome Conference
September 17-18, 2015
NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner Auditorium

HPV Vaccination Quality Improvement Projects and Implementation Science Working Together, For the Win!
September 18, 2015
11:00 am
Free Webinar

NYC Latino Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Showcase
September 23, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm
NY Academy of Medicine

CAP-PC Webinar Series:
School Refusal in Children and Adolescents

September 30, 2015
6:00-10:30 pm

Communication Skills for Child Health Care Professionals
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Webinars - now through October, 2015

  Champion E-Correspondence, August 2015 - from the AAP's Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis 

NYC HPV 9 Guidelines
and Codes for HPV9 and Meningococcal B Vaccines

Chapter President's Newsletter

Aetna Denies HPV9 for Males

SBIRT Evidence-based screening to screen patients and identify those who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels.

Physicians for Reproductive Health E-Learning Courses

Effective January 1, 2015, the CPT code for fluoride varnish application is 99188. It is suggested to append a V-33 modifier for preventive services.

Pre-participation Physical Examinations

    Information on Alternative Communication for Children with Delays

Environmental Health Newsletter - from the NY Chapter 2 and 3 Committees on Environmental Health - Word format

Teen Driving page including our YouTube video contest

Teens in NYC Web-based Portal (TNYC Portal)

Click and see results on how to reduce BMI - Article and PROS Pearl

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care
Integrating the Relationship Between Pediatric Primary Care and Child Psychiatry
Perinatal Mood Disorders Task Force Resource Manual
North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center
Nassau County Perinatal Services Network
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
with funding by the Hagedorn Foundation

  More Information About Children's Health & Hydrofracking... What You Need to Know

Screening for Autism
  The Medical Home for CSHSN
Transitioning to Adulthood
- from the Committee on Children with Disabilties

Statement of the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, District II, New York State regarding thimerosal and the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine
Emergency Preparedness

From the Yoga and Meditation Committee:
Meditation (and en espanol)
Meditation Getaways

Search for local dentists who will see children at a free or reduced price

  Committee on Youth and Adolescence's web site on Nutritionals and Herbal Medicines!
  ...and a poster for your office!

Milk Confusion
Dietary Advice for Food Allergies

  Hall of Fame!

  Insurance Grievance Form for complaints for HMO's

   For residents:

Pediatric Board Review PowerPoint Slides - May, 2014
(contact Webmaster for link)

Other Web Sites of Interest

     There are many excellent and informative web sites relating to Pediatrics on the Internet.

Click here for links to some of our favorites.  If there is a web site we have not listed that you think your fellow pediatricians would appreciate, please let us know and we will include a link here.
Last Updated: 7/30/15


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This Website is a publication of New York Chapter 2 and is intended to be a forum for information and communication among the Chapter membership, individuals and groups interested in the well being of children. The President of New York Chapter 2 is Joseph Abularrage, MD, FAAP; Dr. Abularrage can be contacted through the Chapter office.

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