Program Directors Handbook

If you are new to the APPD or to the role of Program Director - or just need a refresher - the Program Directors Handbook is a valuable Resource.

Program Directors' Executive Committee

Elizabeth Nelsen, MD

Chair (2022-2023)
Program Director
SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 E. Adams Street UH5400
Syracuse, NY 13210


Margaret (Meg) McNamara, MD

Chair-Elect (2022-2023)
Program Director
University of California (San Francisco)
550 16th Street UCSF Mission Hall, 4th floor, Box 0110
San Francisco, CA 94143


Alan Chin, MD

(2022-2025)
Program Director
UCLA Pediatric Residency
757 Westwood Plaza Room 3108
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Stewart Mackie, MD

(2022-2023)
Program Director
UMMS-Baystate
759 Chestnut Street, S3581B
Springfield, MA 01199


Daniel Sklansky, MD

(2022-2023)
Program Director
University of Wisconsin
600 Highland Ave, H4/418
Madison, WI 53792-4108


Rebecca Wallihan, MD

(2022-2024)
Program Director
Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205


Grassroots Forum for Program Directors

The Grassroots Forum for Program Directors is a combination town hall meeting and an opportunity for job-related or regulatory presentations, with emphasis on the meeting aspects. It takes place each year at the APPD Annual Spring Meeting.

Program Directors may self-nominate to be a facilitator for a 3-year term. Current facilitators review and put forward one name to be approved by the APPD Board and replace a previous facilitator.

Current facilitators of the Grassroots Forum for Program Directors are:

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