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

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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