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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.


Please note that this application applies to Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics annual membership only…

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Upcoming Events

MDAAP Chapter Legislative Session Zoom Meeting

January 5, 2021
8:00-9:00 PM 

Lunch & Learn: Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health: STI Trends and Youth Risk Behavior Data for the MDAAP Eastern Shore Region Zoom Meeting

January 12, 2021
12:15-1:00 PM 

MDAAP/DC AAP/AAP VA Virtual Series: "More Than Medical Care: Supporting the Immigrant Child in the DC Region" Session 4: Care Models in the DMV: What can be Learned from Others

January 12, 2021
5:00-7:30 PM 

MDAAP Chapter Legislative Session Zoom Meeting

January 12, 2021
8:00-9:00 PM 

Due to COVID-19, we canceled and/or postponed our in-person events.


We hope to see you in 2021 at our special events! Check back soon for more information and registration. 

Check out our 2020 virtual events & meetings

2019 MDAAP Chapter Annual Meeting

The Evolution of Pediatric Practice Management

Saturday, September 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
Columbia, MD

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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