The Committee on Bioethics advises on the ethical implications of policies and legislative proposals within the field of pediatrics. Additionally, they work with the Section on Bioethics to identify topics and speakers at AAP educational conferences.

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Committee Members

Naomi Tricot Laventhal MD, MA FAAP


Ann Arbor, MI

Gina Marie Geis MD FAAP

Committee Member

Glenmont, NY

Carrie Morgan Henderson MD FAAP

Committee Member

New Orleans, LA

Kelly Nicole Michelson MD, MPH FAAP

Section Member; Section on Bioethics

Chicago, IL

Mary Anne Ott MD MA FAAP

Committee Member

Indianapolis, IN

Sara Taub MD FAAP

Committee Member

Portland, OR

Christian John Vercler MD FAAP

Section Member; Section on Surgery

Ann Arbor, MI

Douglas Scott Diekema MD MPH FAAP

Liaison, American Board of Pediatrics

Kenmore, WA

Louise P. King MD, JD

Liaison; ACOG

Boston, MA

Maria McGee MD, MPH

Liaison; AACAP

Omaha, NE

Nanette Elster JD, MPH

Legal Consultant

Glenview, IL

James D. Baumberger

Washington, DC

Anjie Emanuel MPH

Primary Staff

Itasca, IL

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