April 12 2019 12:55 PM

The Pediatrician of Year award recognizes a chapter member who exemplifies excellence in the profession of pediatrics.  We are pleased to announce this year's recipient is Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco.  The award will be presented during our Annual Meeting Luncheon taking place during the 2019 Pediatric Conference on May 4th.  

Dr. Diego's clinical and academic interest include the diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, providing care to families and children with disabilities, providing care to children from minority and underserved populations and addressing barriers to health care access.  He has been a long-time Chapter member and involved with any Chapter activities including Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children and the Traffic Injury Prevention Project among them.   

In the summer of 2002, Dr. Diego created the First Pediatric Bilingual-Bicultural Clinic in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since its creation, this clinic has expanded to the program Salud Para Niños (Health for the Children).  At Salud Para Niños, culturally and linguistically competent primary care for children and families is complemented with activities oriented toward prevention and empowering the community about its own health. Read more about our 2019 Pediatrician of the year, Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco.

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