APPD Western Region

Welcome to the APPD Western Region Blog Site

Welcome to the APPD Western Regional Blog Site. For more information about your membership benefits, regional dues, and for a list of the programs in our region, please visit the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) website.

Meet your Western Region Chairs
Vice Chair of Western Region: Sylvia Yeh, M.D.
Immediate Past Vice Chair: Sean Elliott, M.D.
Vice Chair of Research: Lynne Huffman, M.D.
Vice Chair of Meetings: Lanier Lopez, M.D.
Vice Chair of Communications: Laura Kester, M.D., M.P.H
Vice Chair of Coordinators: Meghan Stawitcke

 Congratulations to our new Vice Chair of Coordinators Meghan Stawitcke !

Upcoming Events:


It’s that time again!

2018 W-APPD Trainee Research Grant Proposals

due June 1 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

Please click here for more information.

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients of the Western Regional Trainee Research Awards!!

  • Lindsay Schwartz, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Lauren Ritchie, M.D., University of Colorado
  • Melodie Miranda, M.D., Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

To see a list of all of our award recipients, please click here.

23rd Annual Pediatric Board Review Course

We are excited to announce that registration for our 23rd Annual Pediatric Board Review Course is now open!

 The goal of this course is to provide a broad, but in-depth review of pediatrics for those preparing for the ABP certification examination (both first time test takers as well as those re-certifying!)

 We are asking you to please send this to your trainees or anyone else you think may be interested in our course.

 More information can be found at the link below or they can reach out to with any questions they may have.