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American Academy of Pediatrics President to Speak on 12/12

December 5, 2017

On Tuesday, December 12th from 12-1 p.m., Fernando Stein, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will present "Immigrant Children and Families in the First Person" as the fourth and final Fall 2017 Education Department Speaker Series lecture.

Dr. Stein is a practicing pediatrician and critical care specialist delivering bedside care for the past 35 years in Houston. A native of Guatemala, he did his specialty and subspecialty training at Baylor College of Medicine-affiliated institutions.

He is a founding member of the AAP Section on Critical Care and past member of the Council on Sections Management Committee and Committee on Membership. He is one of the original members of the Task Force on Minorities.

Dr. Stein has been an advocate for children in impoverished environments at the global level as a member of the technical advisers for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses of the Pan American Health Organization.

He is a leader in the area of chronically ill children as survivors of intensive care. More than 1,300 residents have rotated through the Progressive Care Unit, which he has directed for the past 35 years. Residents learn the intricacies of caring for children with technological dependency and the complexities of chronic care, reimbursement, and social and educational reincorporation of this ever increasing group of patients. His areas of research have included patient and family communications in clinical environments and mechanisms of death in children with severe neurologic disabilities.

Dr. Stein is an honorary member of 12 international medical societies. He has received more than 30 honors and awards for his educational contributions, including the AAP Clifford G. Grulee Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the Academy beyond that required of the elected leadership.

The lecture will be held at the Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum (Room 155), 111 Thayer Street, and is co-sponsored with CLACS and Lifespan. A light lunch will be served.