The premier faculty development organization for pediatric academicians.

The APA is the ACADEMIC HOME for child health professionals engaged in research, advocacy, improvement science and educational scholarship to enhance the health and well-being of all children, especially those most vulnerable.

The APA is here to support YOUR career.

Membership in the APA gives you access to numerous opportunities that will take your career to the next level including:

  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Participation in national research studies
  • Professional development at national and regional meetings
  • Research funding
  • Resources including Academic Pediatrics
  • Scholarship and faculty development

Learn About Our History

An APA oral history project from past-president, Dr. Tina Cheng.

Interviews with founders and presidents through 1980

Alvin Novack, MD, the 21st President of the APA

Abraham "Abe" Bergman, MD, the 24th President of the APA