Fellowship Directors' Handbook

The APPD Fellowship Directors' Executive Committee created the Fellowship Director's Handbook. This handbook is updated on a regular basis, and our feedback is welcome. Send any suggestions for additional sections or topics to info@appd.org

Fellowship Directors' Executive Committee

Hayley Gans, MD

Chair (2024 - 2025)
Director of Fellowship Education
Stanford Children's/Stanford Pediatrics
3529 Ramona St
Palo Alto, CA 94305
YoungNa Lee-Kim Headshot

YoungNa Lee-Kim, MD, MEd, FAAP

Chair-Elect (2024 - 2025)
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Director
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
6701 Fannin St, CCC 1510.12
Houston, TX 77030
Headshot of Meredith Bone

Meredith F. Bone, MD, MSCI

Past Chair (2024 - 2025)
Subspecialty Program Director
University of Colorado
13123 E 16th Ave., B158
Aurora, CO 80045

Mackenzie Frost, MD, MEd

(2024 - 2027)
"Super" Program Director
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
"Super" Program Director
Yale-New Haven Medical Center
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520

Melissa Tavarez, MD

(2023 - 2026)
Subspecialty Program Director
UPMC Medical Education
4401 Penn Ave, AOB # 5400
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Interested in joining the Fellowship Directors' Executive Committee?

The Fellowship Directors' Executive Committee currently facilitates section specific programming for Fellowship Directors at the APPD Annual Spring and Fall Meetings and plans the virtual Forum for Fellowship Leaders. Assistance from subspecialty colleagues is always welcome for these three events.

Grassroots Forum for Fellowship Directors

The Fellowship Directors' Executive Committee facilitates the Grassroots Forum for Fellowship Directors - a combination town hall meeting and an opportunity for presentations. It takes place each year at the APPD Annual Spring Meeting, where representatives of outside regulatory agencies speak during the session, due to fellowship rules differing from those of residencies.

Additional Resources

Another great resource for Fellowship Program Directors is the Council for Pediatric Subspecialties (CoPS). The CoPS site also provides a list of subspecialty descriptions.