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Bruder Stapleton, MD, Voted American Pediatric Society’s President-Elect

May 10, 2010

Bruder Stapleton, MD, chief academic officer and senior vice president at Seattle Children’s and professor and chair, department of pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, was recently voted in as president-elect of the American Pediatric Society (APS) in their recent national election. He will assume the president’s role in May, 2011.

Bruder Stapleton, MD, chief academic officer and senior vice president at Seattle Children’s and professor and chair, department of pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, was recently voted in as president-elect of the American Pediatric Society (APS) in their recent national election. He will assume the president’s role in May, 2011.

The APS is an elected society for leaders in the field of pediatrics, and at 122 years is the oldest pediatric society in the United States. The society’s 1,700 members are individuals who have distinguished themselves in leadership, teaching, research and contributions at national and international levels to support the advancement of pediatrics. Members have well-established credentials as teachers, investigators and scholars. The APS jointly oversees the annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting held each spring, along with the Society for Pediatric Research and the Academic Pediatric Association.

“Dr. Stapleton is an inspiring leader at Seattle Children’s. He will undoubtedly bring great insights to help the society to continue advancing efforts that will support the health and well-being of children and youth,” shared Dr. Tom Hansen, CEO, Seattle Children’s.

About Seattle Children’s

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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