FCAAP Appoints New Representative to Board of Directors

FCAAP APPOINTS NEW REPRESENTATIVE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tallahassee, FL (January 7, 2022) – Following a recent vacancy in the Region 1 Representative position, The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) has appointed Shaista Safder, MD, FAAP, Dipl. of ABOM as Region 1 Representative to its Board of Directors for the remainder of the 2020-2022 term, effective January 1, 2022.

Shaista Safder, MD, FAAP, Dipl ABOM, Orlando, FL

Dr. Safder is the Director of the Healthy Lifestyle Program at the Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition at the Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida, and also serves as Director of the Pediatric Motility Laboratory at the Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She currently serves as the chair of the FCAAP Obesity & Nutrition Committee.

“On behalf of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Shaista Safder has accepted the nomination for Region 1 Representative. I thank her for agreeing to serve and look forward to working with her in this new role,” said FCAAP President Lisa Gwynn, DO, MBA, MSPH, FAAP.

The move is a result of Dr. Jamee Walters relocating outside of Region 1. “Dr. Walters is a tremendous advocate for Florida’s kids, and we are grateful she will remain involved with the Chapter in other capacities. We thank her for her service on the Board and wish her all the best in her new endeavor,” concluded Dr. Gwynn.

About FCAAP

Through its more than 2,500 members, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics promotes the health & welfare of Florida’s children and supports pediatricians & pediatric specialists as the best qualified providers of their healthcare. Learn more by visiting www.fcaap.org.

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CONTACT:
Melanie Range
Administrative Coordinator
Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
mrange@fcaap.org
850-224-3939