P30 Center Member, Bruce D. Gelb, MD, has been elected President of the American Pediatric Society (APS) by the organization’s members. Dr. Gelb will serve as President-Elect from May 2017, and as President starting in May 2018.
Dr. Gelb is the Gogel Family Professor of Child Health and Development and Professor of Pediatrics, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute. He is an internationally acclaimed translational pediatric investigator and expert in Noonan syndrome. He has developed an extensive program in genomics, focusing on traits associated with heart malformations and the causes of congenital heart disease.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead the APS,” said Dr. Gelb. “Given the opportunities and challenges facing us today as we strive to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s children, the importance of the APS’s mission has never been clearer.”
The mission of the American Pediatric Society is to advance academic pediatrics. The APS’s first president was Abraham Jacobi, who established the first pediatrics department in the United States at The Mount Sinai Hospital.