The MDAAP has a long and distinguished history of advocacy and support of Maryland’s children and adolescents and their health care needs.

The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP) is a recognized 501(c)6 organization in the state of Maryland. Since its inception in 1950, the MDAAP has a long and distinguished history of advocacy and support of Maryland’s children and adolescents and their health care needs. Our mission “To support and encourage pediatricians in the promotion of optimal health for all of Maryland’s children and adolescents” speaks to that commitment. The MDAAP initiates and supports programs that respond to the needs of children and adolescents and their healthcare providers through collaborative and creative programming with other public and private organizations.


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Membership Benefits

Develop career and leadership networks.


Officers, Representatives, and Committees

Who We Are

What we do, our mission, governance, and more…

2022 MDAAP Chapter Annual Meeting

Pediatric Provider and Practice Wellness

2021 MDAAP Chapter Annual Meeting

Pediatric Lessons Learned

2019 MDAAP Chapter Annual Meeting

The Evolution of Pediatric
Practice Management

MDAAP Chapter President Blog Posts

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Upcoming Events

MDAAP Chapter General Membership Zoom Meeting

December 6, 2022 – 6:00-8:00 PM

MDAAP Chapter Chat Zoom Meeting

December 12, 2022 – 8:00-9:00 AM

MDAAP Chapter Inclusion-Diversity Anti-Racism & Equity Committee Zoom Meeting

December 13, 2022 – 6:30-7:30 PM

MDAAP Chapter Chat Zoom Meeting

January 19, 2023 – 12:00-1:00 PM

In The News

AAP News Release

Leading Health Care Organizations Urge Action to Protect Physicians, Hospitals, Patients and Families from Violence

AAP News Release

American Academy of Pediatrics: Firearms Violence Prevention Demands a Public Safety Approach Like Regulation of Motor Vehicles

AAP News Release

Health Organizations Urge the Biden Administration to Declare a Federal National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health

AAP News

We all have a role in combating stress in ourselves, those around us

AAP News Release

New Safety Standard to Protect Children from High-Powered Magnets Takes Effect

AAP Letter

November 14, 2022 to President Biden & Secretary HSS Becerra 

Featured Items

AAP Policy Statement

Immunization Information Systems

AAP Clinical Report

Evaluation for Bleeding Disorders in Suspected Child Abuse

AAP Policy Statement

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for the Prevention of Pediatric ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries

AAP Policy Statement

Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in Children and Youth: Injury Prevention and Harm Reduction

AAP Policy Statement

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2022–2023


AAP Clinical Report

Physician Health and Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

Maryland Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics

What are current chapter initiatives and projects?

Information about current chapter initiatives and projects can be found here.

How do I become a member?

Information about becoming a member and membership dues can be found here.

Why should I become a member and join the MDAAP?

MDAAP offers you the opportunities to advocate (for your profession as well as your patients/families), take a leadership  role, and network with your colleagues. For more information click here.

How does the chapter advocate for its members?

The MDAAP is your voice at the table in the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland General Assembly, and other advisory boards. In addition, our MDAAP Pediatric Council assists with issues of access to care, quality of care, and physician payment. The MDAAP has recently tackled these issues:

  • Met with the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) to recognize issues related to pediatric inpatient services and integration of pediatric care in the community
  • Supported legislation to establish a Maternal and Child Health Task force to help HSCRC create policies that will incentivize prevention of and early intervention for pediatric illness and community-based models of care
  • Wrote letter to Governor Hogan requesting E & M Code reimbursement be increased to parity with Medicare
How does the chapter advocate for Maryland’s children and adolescents?

The MDAAP is the voice of children in the Maryland General Assembly. The MDAAP will keep you informed about legislation affecting your patients – and with your help, we can bring expertise needed to move legislation forward. In 2020, the MDAAP supported legislation that would:

  • Establish a crisis intervention team center of excellence in the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
  • Dedicate staff at the Maryland Department of Education to coordinate with school behavioral health services, revise regulations regarding school-based health centers, and develop guidelines for schools on a trauma-informed approach
  • Reduce tobacco, vaping, and electronic smoking devices use by banning flavored products
  • Prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos in Maryland
  • Establish a seat for an MDAAP representative on the Maryland
  • Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission
  • Establish a State coordinator for Autism Strategy in the Maryland
  • Department of Health Department of Disabilities