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AMSPDC Officers and Board of Directors with Terms of Office

The Board of Directors meets twice yearly, once at the time of the annual meeting and once in early October. Should you have any issues or items you would like discussed or considered at either meeting, please communicate with the President or the Secretary-Treasurer.


Ann M. Reed, MD (2021-2023)
Samuel Katz Distinguished Professor and Chair
Physician in Chief Duke Children’s
Department of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine
DUMC Box 3352
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-4080
Fax: (919) 681-2714

President Elect

Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD (2021-2023)
Leonard & Madlyn Abramson Professor
& Chair of Peds in Pediatric Department Chair
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
34th & Civic Center Blvd., 9NW67
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-2766
Fax: (267) 426-0243

Immediate Past President

Sherin Devaskar, MD (2021-2023)
Mattel Executive Endowed Chair
Department of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10833 LeConte Ave., 22-412 MDCC
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1752
Phone: (310) 825-5095
Fax: (310) 206-4584


D. Wade Clapp, MD (2018-2024)
Richard L. Schreiner Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
705 Riley Hospital Dr., Rm. 5900
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5225
Phone: (317) 944-7810
Fax: (317) 944-4471

Executive Director

Laura Degnon, CAE
Executive Director
6728 Old McLean Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Board Members

Phyllis Dennery, MD (2021 – 2024)
Professor and Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Chair of Pediatrics
Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Brown University
Pediatrician in Chief,
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Room 125
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 444-5648
Fax: (401) 444-6378

Patricia Emmanuel, MD (2020 – 2023)
Lewis A. Barness Endowed Chair
Department of Pediatrics
University of South Florida College of Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle, 5th Floor, Room 5016
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 259-8867
Fax: (813) 259-8792

Mary Leonard, MD (2022-2025)
Chairman of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine
Pediatric Nephrology Clinic
770 Welch Rd Ste 300
Palo Alto CA 94304
Tel: (650) 724-0353
Fax: (650) 498-6714

Leslie Walker-Harding, MD (2021 – 2022, 2022-2025)
Professor & Chair in Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 987-2150
Fax: (717) 531-3999

Robert Vinci, MD (2021 – 2024)
Professor and Chair in Pediatric Department Chair
Boston University School of Medicine
771 Albany Street, Dowling Bldg South #3509
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 414-7424
Fax: (617) 414-3833

Ex Officio Canadian Representative

Meredith Irwin, MD
Paediatrician-in-Chief, Department of Paediatrics
Temerty Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8
Phone: (416) 813-6122

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