September 21, 2022
OPS Member Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP, has been voted president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the national leading professional organization for pediatricians. The AAP announced the results September 1. He ran against Warren Seigel, MD, MBA, FSAHM, FAAP, of New York.
“I am super excited about this opportunity and look forward to getting to work,” Dr. Hoffman said. “The work of the Academy has never been more important, and I am honored that our colleagues elected me to help get it done.”
Dr. Hoffman is a leading national expert and advocate in child safety. He is a professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine, medical director for OHSU’s Tom Sargent Safety Center, and director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs. His wife Jane Kim-Hoffman, MD, FAAP, also works at OHSU with the Doernbecher Specialty Pediatrics Clinic. Read more about Dr. Ben Hoffman’s background at https://bit.ly/DrBenHoffman.
Dr. Hoffman will become AAP president on Jan. 1, 2024, following Sandy Chung, MD, FAAP, of Virginia who will serve as president in 2023. Dr. Hoffman will be the first AAP President from Oregon in 84 years. Joseph Bilderback, MD, the first pediatrician in the Pacific Northwest and founder of the OHSU pediatric department, served as AAP President in 1939 – 1940. Central Oregon Pediatric Associates founder Mary Brown, MD, FAAP, was also nominated for the President-Elect position in 2011.