Through feedback from members like yourselves, we have created the following subcommittees. This helps us address a number of different issues confronted by osteopathic pediatricians. Subcommittee chairs have been identified for each and we are looking for more members to join in these various subcommittees.

To join a subcommittee, e-mail our staff

AAP National Conference Education


Develop and organize Section “H” programs for AAP National Conference. Devise strategies to expand and enhance opportunities and visibility of CME programs (especially for those offering both AOA and AMA CME credit).

Explore other organizations as partners.

(If Section does a stand-alone CME course, a different planning committee will be identified.)


Kim Wolf, DO, FAAP


Lauren Azevedo, DO, FAAP

Ashley Shamansky, DO, FAAP

Joanna Kramer, DO, FAAP



Provide mentorship for SOOPe members interested in research.

Serve as hub for data, advice, and grant opportunities in osteopathic pediatric research

Capture a summary of any osteopathic research that has a pediatric element


Jenny Belsky, DO, FAAP



Provide updates on current training issues, such as ACGME single accreditation system and training of students and residents.

Provide updates on medical student, resident and fellowship training initiatives in AAP.

Identify strategies to engage students and residents in SOOPe initiatives. Other initiatives include: engage osteopathic trainees in the activities of the section, both at the undergraduate and GME levels. We are actively working on several initiatives to support osteopathic trainees, including outreach to AACOM local pediatrics clubs, helping DO students navigate the transition to single accreditation, helping 4th year students find away/audition rotations at pediatric residency programs, and providing DO specific support to ACGME residency program coordinators so that they can better serve their DO residents. We also are developing a mentorship program that I hope will provide you with meaningful networking and professional development opportunities.


Sumedha Medicherla (SOPT Liaison)



A subcommittee for those GME faculty with an interest in support or supporting greater inclusion of Pediatric OMM in GME.


Frances Comer

Joanna Kramer

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American Academy of Pediatrics