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, FAAP
Ann Arbor, MI

Gina Geis, MD, FAAP
Glenmont, NY

Carrie Henderson
Jackson, MS

Deborah Loeff, MD, FAAP
Chicago, IL

Kelly Michelson, MD, FAAP
Chicago, IL

Mary Ott, MD, MA, FAAP
Indianapolis, IN

Sara Taub
Portland, OR

Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Legal Consultant
Northbrook, IL

Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH, FAAP
Liaison, American Board of Pediatrics
Kenmore, WA

Maria McGee, MD, MPH
Liaison, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Omaha, NE

Kavita Shah Arora, MD
Liaison, ACOG
Cleveland, OH

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