A Champion for
Children Takes Charge

Dr. Lisa Gwynn is named president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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isa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., associate professor of clinical pediatrics and public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP).

Dr. Gwynn’s two-year appointment, which began September 6, came at the end of her two-year term as vice president.

“I’m looking forward to working with FCAAP’s wonderful new executive committee and very talented board of directors,” Dr. Gwynn said, following her election. “I hope to bring a new perspective to the role and look forward to working collaboratively to grow the organization and take it to the next level.”
FCAAP advocates for children and the health issues they face. The organization also supports pediatricians and pediatric specialists caring for the health and welfare of Florida’s children.

“Dr. Gwynn is an amazing asset to the FCAAP,” said former FCAAP President D. Paul Robinson, M.D. “She is smart, insightful, and always willing to take on the next project. I am amazed at her organizational skills, positive attitude, and her calm in the face of any issue. She will be a fabulous president, and I look forward to working with her.”

Expanding health outreach

Dr. Gwynn, medical director of the UHealth Pediatric Mobile Clinic and the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative, plans to bring her own health outreach experiences to her new role with FCAAP. She’s particularly interested in expanding FCAAP’s work in school health care and child immunizations — areas in which she has a wealth of expertise.

Through her role with the School Health Initiative, Dr. Gwynn oversees pediatric clinics serving 10,000 students across nine Miami-Dade schools. As director of the Pediatric Mobile Clinic — which rolled out a new telehealth-equipped vehicle in 2019 — Dr. Gwynn and her team provide access to free wellness care, checkups, physicals, and immunizations for underserved children across Miami. The mobile clinic also offers free COVID-19 testing to children throughout the Miami-Dade community.

“The Pediatric Mobile Clinic and the School Health Initiative are both wonderful community pediatric outreach programs geared toward caring for the underserved,” Dr. Gwynn said.

As FCAAP president, she hopes to broaden the organization’s statewide efforts to ensure health care access for underserved populations.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MEDICINE
FALL 2020