Welcome to AAP - California Chapter 2

Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo,
Santa Barbara, and Ventura


Together, with our members and communities, we work to fulfill our mission:

To champion optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults and to advocate for and support our members in these endeavors.


School Health

As students, parents, teachers, school staff and administrators tackle the complex issue of schools re-opening in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many have turned to their trusted pediatricians as sources of information. We have gathered the most frequently asked questions about schools re-opening from the 80+ members of our chapter’s School Health Committee and have provided answers here, with supporting scientific references when available, with the hope that this information helps all involved with this complex topic. Click below to visit the FAQs page.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page

Pediatric Offices Open During COVID!

Skipping vaccines and checkups can be dangerous. Pediatricians’ offices are open, and safety measures are in place.  #CallYourPediatrician

Los Consultorios Pediátricos Siguen Abiertos!

Los consultorios de pediatria siguen abiertos durante la pandemia, tomando rigurosas medidas de seguridad. Haga una cita con su pediatra para completar vacunas y chequeos.

Immigrant Youth Task Force

The Los Angeles County Immigrant Youth Toolkit was created in 2020 to provide a centralized list of resources for recently arrived immigrant youths and their families in Los Angeles County. It is modeled after the national AAP Immigrant Health Toolkit, and is intended as a provider-facing resource, with information for medical providers, social workers, case managers, teachers or school officials and anyone else who may work with immigrant youth and families.

Coming Events

Webinar, via Zoom
December 3, 2020
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Workshop: Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation

Faculty: Scott Hunter, MD
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Addiction Psychiatry

(Registration opens Oct 12th)

32nd Annual Advances in Pediatrics
Virtual Symposium

February 27, 2021
Directly from Tamkin Auditorium, at UCLA


keep updated with our monthly newsletters

September 2020

COVID State-Level Data Report - Importance of Early Dental Visits - The Smoke After the Fires - Fire Resources - AACAP - Member Spotlight (Kimberly Petko, MD) - (Residency Corner) Anti-Racism Culture

October 2020

AB-890 - Schools Reopening by County - ACEs Trainings and resources - SIDS - Tobacco Promotions... - Member Spotlight (Dr. Shapiro) - Residency Corner (Dr. Krystle Frazier) - Coming Events