Congratulations to Dr. Dean Jacobs, who was recently elected as President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Orange County Chapter.
Dr. Jacobs has been a pediatrician with CHOC Hospital since 2008, and is co-chair of the CHOC Ethics Committee and a member of both the CHOC Joint Leadership Committee and the CHOC Credentials Committee. He is also an assistant clinical professor at University of California, Irvine.
“I am honored and humbled to have been elected AAP Orange County President. It is incredibly special for me to have been selected by my peers and to have their trust and continued support as we work together as a team dedicated to the health of all children in Orange County and beyond,” Dr. Jacobs said.
This dedicated physician has been involved with the AAP Orange County Chapter since 2008, has served as chair of the Young Physicians Committee, and as a member of the board of directors since 2011. He was named AAP Orange County Young Physician of the Year for 2010-2011, and has received two national AAP Special Achievement Awards.
“As a chapter, our board of directors has numerous hopes and goals for the future to help the children of Orange County,” he explained. “A few of our key priorities include: helping children through direct services and advocacy efforts on the state and local levels to ensure that our kids are as healthy and safe as they can be; strengthening and building upon our great relationships with pediatric and community partners in Orange County to focus on areas with gaps in services to reach families and children in need; and pursuing a bright future by mentoring our young pediatricians into the future leaders of tomorrow while showcasing advances in pediatrics with continuing medical education and yet ensuring continued fiscal responsibility. With this plan, we strive to best protect our greatest assets in Orange County, our children.”
Dr. Jacobs completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, and did his pediatric residency post-graduate training at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center.
The 32nd Annual Current Advances in Pediatrics Conference will be held on Sept. 25 -27, 2015, and offers 18 hours of CME credit and nationally acclaimed speakers. Registration is now open at www.aap-oc.org.