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In this episode Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP, and Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA FAAP, talk about the new policy statement and technical report on mental and behavioral health emergencies. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Maya Neeley, MD, FAAP, about the best ways to debrief trainees after clinical encounters. 



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Dr. Lois Lee is a senior associate in pediatrics in the division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lee has published seminal research on pediatric emergency medicine, health disparities, and injury prevention. With her passion for improving the lives of children, she promotes child health through her clinical work, research, teaching, and advocacy. 

Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA FAAP


Mohsen Saidinejad is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UCLA.  He also serves as the director for the Institute for Health Services and Outcomes Research at the Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor UCLA and the director of patient experience at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, department of emergency medicine.  He is a current member of the AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  

Maya Neeley, MD, FAAP


Maya Neeley is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is board certified in pediatric hospital medicine. Aside from clinical care, her passions include medical education and mentoring and supporting students, residents, and colleagues.


This year we are excited to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Pediatrics. Join us on our 75th anniversary page at as we reflect on the past and plan for the future of Pediatrics. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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