Ari Brown, M.D.

Author of Baby 411; Toddler 411; Expecting 411; spokesperson for American Academy of Pediatrics; private practice at 411 Pediatrics, in Austin, TX

Cell: (512) 762-6362

Office: (512) 327-0411

David L. Hill, M.D.

Adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro; Chair of AAP Council on Communications and Media

Cell: (910)-620-1102

Harvey Karp, M.D.

Assistant professor of pediatrics, USC School of Medicine. Author of The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep; The Happiest Baby On The Block; The Happiest Toddler On The Block; creator of the SNOO

Office: (310)-207-1111

Cell: (310) 291-2722

Jane Morton, M.D.

Expert in breastfeeding medicine; clinical professor of pediatrics, Emerita, Stanford University School of Medicine; private practice in Menlo Park, CA

Tel: (650) 321-9555

Irwin Redlener, M.D.,

Co-Founder, Children’s Health Fund; Professor of Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness; Director, Earth Institute, Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience; author of The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America

Tel: (212)305-0338 or (212) 535-9707

Michael Rich, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Center on Media and Child Health, Children’s Hospital Boston; Associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; associate professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Author of Ask the Mediatrician blog.

Tel: (617) 355-5420

Fax: (617) 730-0004 assistant:

Harley Rotbart, M.D.

Professor of pediatrics emeritus, University of Colorado School of Medicine; author of Miracles We Have Seen, 940 Saturdays, No Regrets Parenting and Germ Proof Your Kids

Tel: (720) 777-7459

Darshak Sanghavi, M.D. 

Pediatric cardiologist and associate professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School; Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare and Retirement; author of A Map Of The Child: A Pediatrician’s Tour of the Body

Cell: (617) 429-7134

Jennifer Shu, M.D.

Private practice in Atlanta. Medical editor of American Academy of Pediatrics’ website Coauthor of Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor, and A Bottle of Ketchup; American Academy of Pediatrics’ Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality and editor of American Academy of Pediatrics’ Baby and Child Health.

Tel: (404) 377-3858 (home)

Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

Spokesperson for AAP; Chief medical officer, SpoonfulOne; author of Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child Health, and Work-Life Balance

Cell: (206) 795-5150


Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist in private practice in Shaker Heights, OH; Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls; author of Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls and Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood.

Cell: (216) 548-367

Wayne Fleisig, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist, Children’s Behavioral Health, Children’s of Alabama (hospital), in Birmingham

Tel: (205) 638-9193

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist in private practice, Princeton, NJ; author of: Kid Confidence: Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop Real Self-Esteem; What’s My Child Thinking?: Practical Psychology for Modern Parents; Growing Friendships; Smart Parenting For Smart Kids; Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends; What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister).

Tel: (609) 655-2010


Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist in private practice, Los Angeles. Author, Voice Lessons for Parents; The Blessing of a Skinned Knee; The Blessing of a B Minus.

Tel: (323) 467-2080

Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Author of Homesick and Happy; It’s A Boy!; Speaking of Boys; The Pressured Child; Coauthor of Raising Cain, Best Friends/Worst Enemies; Mom, They’re Teasing Me

Tel: (781) 646-5230 or (781) 646-1144


Robin Berman, M.D.

Associate professor of psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Author of Permission to Parent.

Tel: (310) 874-6500


David Fassler, M.D.

Clinical professor of psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine. Author of Help Me, I’m Sad: Recognizing, Treating and Preventing Childhood Depression

Tel: (802) 865-3450   assistant: Alesia:


Harold Koplewicz, M.D.  

President, Child Mind Institute; author of Its Nobody’s Fault and More Than Moody

Tel: (646) 625-4330

Rebecca Landa, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore; professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tel: (443) 923-7632


Alice Domar, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Domar Center for Mind/Body Health; assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School; author of Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom, Live a Little: What the Research Really Says About Living a Pretty Healthy Life; Conquering Infertility; Self Nurture; Healing Mind, Healthy Woman

Tel: (781) 434-6515


Marjorie Greenfield, M.D.

Director of general obstetrics and gynecology, Case Western Medical Center, in Cleveland; professor of reproductive biology and pediatrics; author of The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book and Dr. Spock’s Pregnancy Guide

Tel: (216) 844-3941

Laura Riley, M.D.

Professor and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Author of You & Your Baby: Pregnancy

Tel: (212) 746-7964

Alexandra Sacks, M.D.

Reproductive psychiatrist in private practice in NYC; affiliated with Women’s Program at Columbia University Medical Center; author of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions From Pregnancy to Motherhood; host of podcast “Motherhood Sessions”

Tel: (914) 629-3340


Aaron Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Interim Director, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment; assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital; member of AAP Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee.

Tel: (617) 384-8537

Philip Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc.

Director, Global Public Health and the Common Good; Director, Global Observatory on Pollution and Health; Professor of Biology, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College; author of Children and Environmental Toxins

Office: (617) 552-8209


Jill Castle, R.D.

Co-author of Fearless Feeding; author of Eat Like a Champion and The Smart Mom’s Guide to Starting Solids.  

Tel: (615) 943-1960

Cell: (617) 529-2807

Connie Diekman, R.D. 

Food and nutrition consultant; former director of University Nutrition, Washington University in St. Louis

Tel: (314) 935-4439


Martin Eichelberger, M.D.

Founder, Safe Kids USA; professor of surgery and pediatrics, George Washington University

Tel: (202) 662-0616

Wendy Hunter, M.D.

Assistant clinical professor of pediatric emergency medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California San Diego

Cell: (858) 205-0605

Gary A. Smith, M.D, Dr.P.H.

Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, in Columbus. Associate professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine and epidemiology, Ohio State University

Tel: (614) 722-2400


William Berger, M.D.

Pediatric allergist in private practice and at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, in Orange, California; author, Asthma for Dummies and Allergies and Asthma for Dummies

Tel (949) 364-2900

Hugh Sampson, M.D. 

Professor of pediatrics, allergy and immunology and director, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

Tel: (212) 241-5548  Assistant: Krista


Deborah Stipek, Ph.D.

Professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Author of Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning.

Tel: (650) 723-4644

Cathy Vatterott, Ph.D.

Professor emeritus of education at University of Missouri-St. Louis; author of Rethinking Homework

Tel: (314) 516-5863

Cell: (314) 225-9750


Jodi Mindell, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Sleep Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; professor of psychology, St. Joseph’s University. Chair, Pediatric Sleep Council. Author of Sleeping Through The Night and Sleep Deprived No More, coauthor of Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep

Tel: (610) 660-1806 home: 610-536-2191

Judith Owens, M.D.

Director of Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Children’s Hospital; professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School; coauthor of Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep

Tel: (202) 476-3104


Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.

Professor of pediatrics and medicine; Chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine/Rady Children’s Hospital

Tel: (858) 576-1700 x 4825  Assistant is Tomi Beck

Jody Alpert Levine, M.D.

Private practice, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC

Tel: (212) 988-1800


Lezli Levene Harvell, D.M.D.

Chief Pediatric Dentist, Dental Kidz, Newark NJ.


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