The APPD is a 501c3 not for profit organization with member leaders from every level- Associate PDs, Coordinators, Fellowship PDs, and Program Directors. We seek input from members and need your involvement. Current officers and leadership are listed below.

There are many opportunities to get involved as a member, or even to formally run for an office at the committee, regional , or national level. Most offices have 2-3 year terms and the organization welcomes interest from new members as well as old members. There are leadership positions in the Regions ; APPD Board (see below) , Learning Communities, and the three Section Executive Committees (see lists below for Fellowship Director, Associate Program Director and Coordinator).

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APPD Leadership / Officers


R. Franklin Trimm MD (2016 - 2018)
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Univ of South Alabama Peds Res Prgrm
1700 Center Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: (251) 415-1087
Email: rftrimm@health.southalabama.edu


Javier Gonzalez del Rey MD, MEd (2016 - 2018)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Ctr
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 5018
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Phone: (513) 636-7918
Fax: (513) 636-7905
Email: javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org


John D. Mahan MD

John D. Mahan MD (2016 - 2019)
Program Director
Nationwide Children's Hosp/OH State Univ
700 Children's Drive, ED680
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4411
Fax: (614) 722-6132
Email: John.Mahan@nationwidechildrens.org

Immediate Past-President

Dena Hofkosh MD, MEd (2016 - 2018)
Prof of Peds/ Assoc Vice Chair, Post Grad Educ, Peds Dept
Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: (412) 648-8932
Fax: (412) 692-7231
Email: dena.hofkosh@chp.edu

APPD Leadership - Board of Directors / At-Large Members

Becky Blankenburg MD, MPH

Becky Blankenburg MD, MPH (2016 - 2019)
Program Director
Stanford Children's/Stanford Pediatrics
725 Welch Rd, MC 5906
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 497-8979
Fax: (650) 497-8228
Email: rblanke@stanford.edu

Sharon Calaman MD CHSE

Sharon Calaman MD CHSE (2017 - 2020)
Ped Residency Program Director
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 E. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: (215) 427-8846
Fax: (215) 427-4805
Email: sc493@drexel.edu

Grace L. Caputo MD, MPH

Grace L. Caputo MD, MPH (2015 - 2018)
Professor of Peds
1919 E. Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (480) 221-5938
Email: gcaputo1@email.arizona.edu

APPD Leadership - Section Executive Committees

Executive Management

Laura E. Degnon, CAE - Executive Director
Kathy Haynes Johnson- Associate Director
APPD National Office
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101-3906
Phone: (703) 556-9222 * Fax: (703) 556-8729
E-Mail: info@appd.org