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Prof. Dr. Errol Alden

Dr. Errol R. Alden is President of the International Pediatric Association. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

Before joining the AAP, Dr. Alden was the Chief of Pediatrics at the Madigan Army Medical Center 1977-80, Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at the ... Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 1981-87 and Chief, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics 1983-87.   He also served as Chairman of the ACCME from 2003-2005. Dr. Alden has published over 100 articles, abstracts, commentaries and chapters and earned numerous awards and honors, including the AAP’s Gold Medal Award for his teaching exhibits "Animal Model for Newborn Infant Resuscitation." 

Dr. Alden is highly respected internationally and was awarded honorary memberships and fellowships with medical societies around the world. He received the Joseph St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award, the only award for leadership in Pediatric Medical Education, the AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and the Abraham Jacobi Memorial Award AAP-AMA 2017. As a graduate of The Ohio State University he later received their Distinguished Medical Alumni Award. He completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Fellowship in neonatology at the University of Washington, Seattle.