About the Chapter

Mission Statement

The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics promotes the health, safety and well-being of children and adolescents so they may reach their full potential. The Ohio AAP will accomplish this by addressing the needs of children, their families, and their communities, and by supporting Chapter members through advocacy, education, research, service, and improving the systems through which they deliver pediatric care.

Board of Directors

  • Michael Gittelman, MD, FAAP – President
  • Jill Fitch, MD, FAAP – President-Elect
  • Christopher Peltier, MD, FAAP – Treasurer
  • Rebecca Baum, MD, FAAP – Delegate-at-large
  • Michele Dritz, MD, FAAP – Delegate-at-large
  • Denise Warrick, MD, FAAP – Delegate-at-large
  • Robert Murray, MD, FAAP  – Immediate Past President
  • William Cotton, MD, FAAP – Advocacy Chair Liaison
  • Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP – Hospital Employed Physician Liaison
  • Norman Christopher, MD, FAAP – Foundation Chair Liaison

Nominating Committee

  • Sarah Adams, MD, FAAP
  • Jerri Rose, MD, FAAP
  • Lisa Ziemnik, MD, FAAP

Ohio AAP Staff 

Pediatric Chairs

Medical Directors

Pediatric Societies