2020 - April Edition
Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP   President, AAP - CA2    2018 - 2020 
What a difference a month makes. I was asked at UCLA to oversee COVID exposures in all health care workers throughout our system, so I have been living and breathing COVID every day for the past three and a half weeks. I am well aware of the fear and anxiety that COVID can cause among health care providers, having fielded by now hundreds of calls from our own staff and providers at UCLA. These are some tips that I can share that pertain to pediatrics with a caveat that this is the best knowledge that I have at the time of writing Read more
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The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine (COPAM) recommends the following measures to prevent and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >>

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) thanks each and every pediatrician for the exceptional commitment to caring for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that these are truly unprecedented times and want to do everything we can to allow you to focus on what is most important: your patients and your families. Our commitment is that no pediatrician will lose their ABP certification because of the extraordinary patient care pressures associated with this pandemic.  View full statement

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Ilan Shapiro Strygler, MD, FAAP Medical Director of Health and Welness - Altamed
2020 Census Materials - Make Kids Count
Children between 0 to 5 are usually under counted. We have the opportunity to help our community share important information about Social Determinants of Health and the importance of being represented. Please go to  Census Materials to use any tools.
You may refer parents to our website during in-person or telemedicine encounters. Have them visit https://www.altamed.org/census  Information is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: ishapirostrygler@altamed.org or @Dr_Shaps

Adam Schickedanz, MD, FAAP
Chair, AAP-CA2 ACES Committee 
We are using a standardized approach in an effort to identify best practices and improve ACEs screening on a larger scale. All interviews will be de-identified and kept confidential. This effort will help us learn how to deliver optimal trauma-informed care in this time of rapid change in child health care delivery. 
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Abraham Gallegos, MD

Welcome New Chapter Members
We would like to welcome and thank the following NEW members.  
  • Marc Durocher, Medical Student (Fontana)
  • Kathryn Fekete, DO (Fort Irwin)
  • Camila Garcia Paz, Medical Student (Downey)
  • James Kimpo, Medical Student (Delano)
  • Jody Krantz, MD (Santa Monica)
  • Julianne Lee, MD (Arcadia)
  • Brittany Middleton, MD (Los Angeles)
  • Suhad Niazi, MD Moorpark)
  • Janessa Peralta, MD (Manteca)
  • Julia Reading, Medical Student (Los Angeles)
  • Lawrence Ross, MD (Santa Monica)
  • Chad Vercio, MD (Redlands)
  • Shanice Wells, Medical Student (Bakersfield)
  • Shanice Wells, Medical Student (Bakersfield)
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