Who Are We

Currently there are over 2,600 Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) members who promote the health and welfare of Florida’s children (newborns, infants, children, adolescents and young adults), and support pediatricians and pediatric specialists as the best qualified provider of their healthcare.


The inaugural session of the Florida Pediatric Society was held on April 27, 1936 aboard the Steamship Florida. In 1951, Warren Quillian, a Floridian, was installed as President of The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). As first Southeasterner to hold this office, he encouraged the formation of a state Chapter to carry out committee and other activities for the benefit of children. The Florida Chapter was formed on April 27, 1952. After years of study and deliberation, the FPS and the FCAAP merged. The Constitution and Bylaws for the newly combined group were ratified on September 22, 1967. S