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APPD Regions

In addition to the national organization, pediatric programs in APPD are divided into regions. These regional groups have leadership opportunities, meetings, and activities which are a vital part of the APPD. To learn which region you belong to and to find updated information on regional happenings, please click on the corresponding links below

Regions are led by two or more regional chairs from different member categories (program director, associate program directors, coordinator, etc.) REGIONAL STRUCTURE. For a listing of the current chairs and their contact information, please click here:

APPD Council of Regional Chairs     (click for list of chairs by region)

Jason (Jay) Homme, MD Chair (2017 - 2021)
Program Director
Mayo Schl of Grad Medical Education
Mayo Clinic - Baldwin 3, 200 1st Street, SW
Rochester,MN 55905

Mid-America Region

Sue Poynter Wong MD (2018 - 2021)
Co-Director, Ped Res Program
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Ctr
3333 Burnet Ave, ML 2005
Cincinnati,OH 45229
Keith Ponitz, MD (2018-2021)
Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave, RB&C 8th Flr # 838, MS 6002
Cleveland OH,44106
Edith Reynolds, (2018-2021)
Residency Program Coordinator
Univ of Toledo College of Medicine- Peds
2109 Hughes Dr, Jobst Tower, Flr E
Toledo OH,43606

Mid-Atlantic Region

Brooke Bokor, MD (2019-2020)
Children's National Medical Center 
Program Director
Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20010 

David Rappaport, MD (2017-2020)
Assoc Program Dir/Thomas Jefferson Univ
AI duPont Hosp for Children
Residency Program, 1600 Rockland Rd
Wilmington DE, 19803

Midwest Region

Amy Stier, MD, MME (2018-2020)
Program Director/Clinical Assoc Prof
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr, BT2030
Iowa City IA, 52242-1083 

Daniel Sklansky, MD (2018-2021)
Associate Program Director
University of Wisconsin
600 Highland Ave, H4/455
Madison WI, 53792-4108 

Cindy Colpitts (2019-2022)
Residency Coordinator
Creighton Nebraska Peds Residency Prog
982185 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha NE, 68198-2185

Jolynn Hora (2019-2022)
Residency Coordinator
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr, 2015-26 BT
Iowa City IA, 52242

Northeast Region

Christina Hermos, MD (2017-2020)
Associate Pediatric Program Director
Umass Memorial
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA, 01655

Marianne Custer, BS (2017-2020)
Senior Fellowship Program Coordinator
CT Children's Medical Center
282 Washington Street
Hartford CT, 06106

New York Region

Matthew Kapklein MD, MPH (2017 - 2020)
Program Director
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
100 Woods Road, MFCH 3310
Valhalla,NY 10595

Winchelle Morival, MPH (2019 - 2020)
Harlem Hospital Center 
Coordinating Manager, Pediatrics Residency Program
Harlem Hospital Ctr/ Affiliate of Columbia U
506 Lenox Avenue
New York NY, 10037 

Southeast Region

Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD (2016-2019)
Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
UNC Pediatrics
Campus Box 7593
Chapel Hill NC, 27599-7593

Jennifer Crotty, MD, FAAP (2016-2019)
Associate Program Director
Vidant Medical Ctr/East Carolina University
600 Moye Blvd, 3E 139
Greenville NC, 27834

Southwest Region

Tammy Camp MD (2017 - 2020)
Ped Residency Program Director
TX Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr
3601 4th Street, Stop 9406
Lubbock,TX 79430-9406

Alisa Acosta, MD, MPH  (2017-2020)
Associate Program Director
Texas Children's Hospital
1102 Bates, Ste 245
Houston TX, 77030

Mary Matus, (2016 - 2019)
Program Manager
UT Austin Dell Medical School Pediatrics
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin TX, 78723

Western Region

Vasudha Bhavaraju, MD (2019-2021)
Program Director
Phoenix Children's Hosp / Maricopa Med Ctr
1919 E. Thomas Rd
Phoenix AZ, 85016 

Megan Christofferson (2019-2021)
Program Coordinator
Stanford Children's/Stanford Pediatrics
750 Welch Rd, Ste 116
Palo Alto CA, 94304 

Rachel Cramton, MD (2019-2021)
Associate Program Director, Ped Residency Program
Univ of Arizona Deot of Peds
1501 N. Campbell Ave, Rm 3335
Tucson AZ, 85724-5073

Lynne Huffman, MD (2019-2021)
Associate Program Director
Stanford Children's/Stanford Pediatrics
750 Welch Road, Suite 315
Palo Alto CA, 94304

Laura Kester, MD, MPH (2019-2021)
Associate Director, Peds Residency Program
Univ of California, Davis, Medical Center
2516 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento CA, 95817

Sylvia Yeh MD (2019-2021) Past Chair
Program Director
Los Angeles County-Harbor UCLA Med Ctr
1000 W. Carson St, RB-3, Box 467
Torrance, CA 90509

Regional Discussion Boards

APPD members may communicate with others in their region through their Regional Discussion Group on the APPD Discussion Board. Postings to the Discussion Board will be sent via email to all members in the region on behalf of individual members. For more information on how to utilize your regional discussion group, please contact The APPD Discussion Board is available to Listserves are for the use of Members Only.

Regional Information and Listing of Regions by State/Program

(Please note that several programs have crossed state boundaries and participate in a different region than the one designated below for their state.)

New York: NY, Northern NJ


Information for This Region

Listing of Programs in Region

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center

Atlantic Health/Goryeb Children's Hospital

NYU Winthrop Hospital

BronxCare Health System

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Brooklyn Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center

New York Methodist Hospital

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Kravis Children's)

New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)

Westchester Medical Center

University at Buffalo

Nassau University Medical Center

New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Cohen Children's Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center/Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst)

New York University School of Medicine

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

University of Rochester

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Stony Brook Medicine/University Hospital

New York Medical College (Metropolitan)

Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Richmond University Medical Center

St. Barnabas Hospital

Saint Peter's University Hospital

Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Staten Island University Hospital

Hackensack University Medical Center

Southeast: VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, TN


Information for This Region

Listing of Programs in Region

University of Alabama Medical Center

University of South Alabama

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Jackson Memorial Hospital/ Jackson Health System

Nicklaus Children's Hospital

University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

University of Florida (Pensacola)

University of South Florida Morsani

University of Florida

University of Florida (Orlando)

Emory University

Medical College of Georgia

Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University School of Medicine

Memorial Health-University Medical Center/Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah)

Morehouse School of Medicine

Louisiana State University

Tulane University

Keesler Medical Center

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Carolinas Medical Center

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University

University of North Carolina Hospitals

Duke University Hospital

Hospital Episcopal San Lucas-Ponce School of Medicine

San Juan City Hospital

Caguas Regional Hospital/San Juan Bautista Medical Center

Medical University of South Carolina

Prisma HealthUpstate/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Prisma Health-Midlands/University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Columbia, SC

University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga

Vanderbilt University

East Tennessee State University

University of Tennessee

University of Virginia

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Ramon E. Betances Hospital-Mayaguez Medical Center

University of Tennessee/Knoxville

Emory University/Sibley Heart Center Cardiology

Louisiana State University (Shreveport)

San Juan Bautista Medical Center

Our Lady of the Lake

Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Florida Hospital for Children

AdventHealth Orlando

Broward Health

Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Florida)

Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education

Nemours Children's Hospital Program