Erik Langenau, DO, MS, FAAP, Chairperson
Dr. Langenau received his A.B with distinction in Biology from Cornell University, his D.O. from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and his M.S. in Learning Technologies from the Department of Education at Drexel University.
After completing his osteopathic rotating internship, pediatric residency and chief residency at Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, he continued as a pediatric hospitalist and Program Director for the osteopathic pediatric residency program. In 2008, Dr. Langenau began working with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) as Vice President for Clinical Skills Testing and Vice President for Continuous Professional Development & Innovations.
In 2013, he returned to clinical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) as Pediatrician and Director for Learning Technologies. In 2014 year, he transitioned into his faculty development role as the Chief Academic Technology Office for PCOM.
He currently serves on many local and national committees, and serves as the Chair of the Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians for the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research and educational activities have involved professionalism, genetics, competency assessment, clinical skills testing, continuous professional development and learning technologies.
He has presented numerous workshops and presentations at various national educational conferences, and has published in journals such as the JAOA, Simulation in Healthcare, Medical Education Online, Journal of Medical Regulation, and Academic Medicine.
Dr. Langenau is board certified by both the American Board of Osteopathic Pediatricians (AOBP) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and actively participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
Katie Blount, DO, MPH
I am writing you with interest in becoming involved in the AAP Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians Executive Committee. I received my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University and now train as a pediatric PGY2 at the University of Missouri. As an undergraduate medical student, I served on the National Board of Trustees of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) for two terms.
During that time, I greatly enjoyed working closely with leaders who shared similar interests in furthering our profession. We worked closely with the AOA and were able to effectively provide osteopathic medical students with a voice on multiple issues. As I’ve transitioned to being a pediatric resident, I’ve focused on becoming more involved in the AAP and currently serve as our program delegate to the SOPT.
I have created and maintain an advocacy board to help keep our residents up to date, have organized our faculty and resident Get Out the Vote campaign as well as various opportunities for community service, and continue to serve as a communication liaison between my program and the Academy.
I would like to become more involved with the osteopathic voice within the AAP. Various contributing factors, including the ACGME Single Accreditation System, have made this a unique time for osteopathic pediatricians.
I would love to bring my passion, energy, previous leadership experience, and recent student/trainee perspective to the SOOPe Executive Committee to help us maintain our momentum in sharing what makes osteopathic physicians unique and amazing pediatricians.
I appreciate your time and consideration.
Grace Brouillette, DO, FAAP
Kansas City, KS
I am addressing each of you to express my desire to serve on the board as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians.
After completing my osteopathic education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, I continued my training of pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Working as an osteopathic resident within an allopathic institution allowed me the opportunity to not only learn as a resident but also teach my allopathic colleagues about osteopathic principles.
Since completing residency, I am now serving as an associate professor of pediatrics at University of Kansas Medical Center working both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Additionally, I am currently working on initial implantation of an education curriculum for the pediatric residents focused on osteopathic techniques that can be utilized daily during clinic visits. This exciting curriculum will not only allow osteopathic residents to fine tune their skills but will also allow interested allopathic learners to receive education and opportunities to perform osteopathic therapies themselves in a learning environment.
The experience teaching my fellow physicians about osteopathic medicine is one I want to continue to provide to not only allopathic physicians, but other medical professionals. Serving on the board would allow me the opportunity to continue my passion of educating and sharing osteopathic principles and modalities. I look forward to the opportunity to serve within the section and thank you for your consideration.
Lee Ann Conard, DO, RPh, MPH, FAAP
Cindy Mears, DO, FAAP
Oak Park, IL
Dr. Mears is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University since 1996 and specializes in Adolescent Medicine.
She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her postgraduate work at the Medical Center of Delaware.
Dr Mears has also served on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently, she is Associate Director of School Based Health Center programs for Heartland International at Uplift Community School; a program she founded with community involvement.
She is also chief of Adolescent Medicine at Advocate Children's Hospital. Dr. Mears's passion is teaching; adolescents, trainees and colleagues.
She had been invited as a guest lecturer on numerous adolescent topics by Chicago Public Schools, the State of IL, the ACOP, the AAP, the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine and the National Assembly on School Health.
Dr. Mears contributes as a committee member to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Robert Lee, DO, MS, FAAP, FACOP
Dr. Lee received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego, his M.S. in Nutrition from the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, and his D.O. from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing pediatric residency and chief residency at the Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop-University Hospital, Dr. Lee joined the division of Ambulatory Pediatrics in 2007.
Dr. Lee completed the Leaders in Medical Education certificate program from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 2013 prior to his promotion to Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency. In addition, Dr. Lee works as the online preceptor for PCOM. Dr. Lee was past executive committee member of the Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and past president of the Nassau Pediatric Society of New York Chapter 2 of AAP. He currently serves as the Contributing Section Editor of Osteopathic Pediatricians for AAP Grand Rounds. He is also a member of the Clinical Decision-Making Task Force for the National Board of Osteopathic Examiners (NBOME), and a member of the Bright Future Middle Childhood Expert Panel for the upcoming 4th edition of Bright Futures Guidelines. He has had numerous posters and oral presentations at various national conferences and has published in journals such as JAOA and Clinical Pediatrics.
Gregg Lund, DO, MS, FAAP
My journey has been fulfilling and prepared me well to serve. This starts with my formal training: TCOM (DO), Cincinnati’s Children’s (Pediatrics, Neonatology), UTHSC-Houston (Informatics), UNECOM (Pediatric OMM) and Seth Godin (altMBA). My professional roles have included: medical school faculty (AOA and LCME), researcher, neonatologist, co-founder of a national neonatology practice, NICU EHR developer, medical podcaster, NICU parent website designer, pediatric OMM specialist, and COM senior administrator. My national AAP experience includes co-author of the Perinatal Section original Neonatologist workforce study and serving on the Executive Committees of what is now the COCIT and COQIPS.
As Senior Associate Dean at Touro-CA I was responsible for CME, giving me insight into AOA and ACCME requirements. Having served as program director, moderator and speaker at national and international programs, I am well equipped to aid in designing and implementing CME and can support continuing a wide variety of topics. My personal goals in this domain are to develop a program designed to realistically incorporate OMM into Pediatric practices and expand collaboration with local groups to support regional AOA accredited Pediatric CME on varied topics.
To further aid early career DOs, I believe a section resource of an up-to-date CME, licensure and certification requirements for each Jurisdiction specific for DO Pediatricians would be helpful.
The AAP is a strong advocate for children, families and Pediatricians. It has been my honor to have served in the past, and I hope to continue to serve, this time as a member of the SOOPe Executive Committee.
David J. Patton, DO, FAAP
The thirteen years of pediatric practice I have had so far in my career have been tremendously satisfying. Mostly, I have practiced general pediatrics, forging long-term ongoing relationships with patients and families, which is what first drew me to pediatrics. Over the past year, I have been made director of pediatrics at my local hospital, allowing me to explore hospital-centric pediatric medicine while still maintaining my presence part-time in my primary pediatrics office. Outside of my professional interests, I am kept quite busy at home with my three boys, aged 11, 16, and 18. My wife teaches English to speakers of other languages both in our town and at a nearby university. My family and I even had the opportunity to spend an extended time in Mexico a few years ago while my wife taught English at a university in Puebla. In my spare time, I develop apps and games for iOS devices. This gives my creative side some room to stretch. I have published a number of apps, including one to review infant development. My next project is going to be a more wide-reaching pediatric review app. Over the past several years, I have been happy to see what seems to be a growing osteopathic presence within the AAP. Working with the AAP has the potential to be good for both osteopathic and allopathic pediatricians as we doubtless can learn and grow from each other. I would like to be part of the process of growing and developing this relationship.
Lisa Warren, DO, FAAP, Newsletter Editor
Lisa Warren, D.O. is an influential physician leader with a diverse background. Dr. Warren has an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College where she was a scholar athlete. She completed medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Her pediatric residency training was at Baylor Scott and White in Temple, Texas, where she also served as a 4th year chief resident. She is board certified with both the American Board of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Warren was recognized as a Costin Scholar in 2014 for Osteopathic medical educator leadership certificate course.
Her clinical experience ranges from newborn nursery to clinic and acute care. She served as Newborn Nursery Director and Pediatric Residency Director at Baylor Scott and White. Dr. Warren currently serves as the Chair of Pediatrics, Founding Director of Career and Professional Development, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Western University of Health Sciences. In the spring of 2015, WesternU's Career and Professional Development Office was recognized as one of the Top 25 medical schools for career support by graduateprograms.com.
Lisa serves as a COMAT Item writer for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. She has several publications in clinical journals such as Consultant Pediatrics and Journal of Southern California Clinicians.
Lisa is a proud wife and mother to two sons. She currently resides in Southern California and is an avid runner and sports enthusiast.
Jackie Burke, AAP Staff