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.



Registration opens January 9th

New Employment Opportunity

PEDIATRICIANS – Full-Time and Per Diem opportunities in Southern California SCPMG is an organization with strong values, which provides our physicians with the resources and support systems to ensure they can focus on practicing medicine, connecting with one another, and providing the best possible care to their patients. In Southern California, you’ll enjoy amazing recreational activities, spectacular natural sceneries, and an exceptional climate. Full-time Opportunities: partnership eligibility after 3 years, malpractice insurance and tail coverage provided, comprehensive benefits package, and excellent salary. Per Diem Opportunities: flexible schedule, malpractice insurance and tail coverage provided, and non-benefitted. CLICK HERE for full details and contact information

Press Releases/Statements

To view all press releases and statements, please visit our Advocacy page.

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

This is a Superhero Moment! #CallYourPediatrician for Your Child's Immunization

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.

  1. COVID-19 Open Office Hours with AAP-CA2

    January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. January 27 – Chest Pain, Palpitations, and Syncope: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

    January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. February 8 – AAP-CA2 High Desert Town Hall/Lecture

    February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
  4. February 26 – 2022 Annual Pediatrics Symposium

    February 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

keep updated with our monthly newsletters

January 2022

President's Message | COVID-19 Dashboard | Advances in Pediatrics Symposium (Feb 26) | Feature Article (Stephanie Marcy, PhD, ABPP) | Legislative Updates (Karinn Van Groningen, MD, MPH) | Community Advocacy Opportunity | Employment Opportunity | Chapter Immunization Champion Resources (Candace M. Gragnani, MD, MPH, FAAP) | Advocacy - Against Flavored Tobacco | QI Project - UCLA Anti-Vaping Task Force | Member Spotlight (Sarah Gustafson, M.D., F.A.A.P.) | Reach Out and Read - New Providers (Dr. Odochi Nwagwu) | CATCH Grant Cycle | Section on Early Career Physicians- Leadership, Equity, and Advancement in Pediatrics Webinar Series (Jan 20) | CHOC Children's Lecture Series (Jan 25) | Pediatric Cardiology Lecture (Jan 27) | High Desert Town Hall/Lecture (Feb 8) | Inflammatory Brain Disorders (May 20-21) | New Chapter Members