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Academic Pediatric Departments lead in care delivery, research, training, and advocacy that improves the health and wellbeing of children in their communities and throughout the world.

Values Statement:

  • Integrity
    We are professional and honest in our working relationships and strive for equity and fairness in our decision making. We honor our commitments and hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards.
  • Collaboration
    We are committed to working together with each other, patient groups, and relevant professional organizations. We support a culture of participation and inclusion, including the formation of partnerships, and advocacy designed to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions that impact children’s health. We respect differences among our members and their organizations, recognizing they are part of our strength, and freely share ideas to inspire and learn from one another.
  • Compassion
    We care about children and families and each other.
  • Innovation
    We support an organizational culture that values change and innovation.
  • Leadership
    As the leaders in academic pediatrics we model the values of our organization and help to develop the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Excellence
    We pursue excellence in all our core missions: clinical care, research, education and advocacy.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    We are committed to proactively engaging, understanding and addressing equity, diversity and inclusion.

The American Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs stand behind our providers and pediatric leaders who are working to give the needed care to an underserved population of youth who identify as transgender and gender dysphoric who face significant health disparities.

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