Pediatrician and Community Health Leader
Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP is pediatrician and community health leader focused on creating systematic solutions and changes to improve the lives of children and their families. Currently, he works at American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAP-CA3) on a team that provides countywide coordination and support for two large-scale community initiatives – Healthy Development Services and First Step Home Visiting funded by First 5 San Diego. These community-wide programs have reached more than 25,000 children annually for the last 10 years.
Dr. Gidwani is a Past President of AAP-CA3 and serves on numerous community advisory boards as well as the National Advisory Committee of Healthy Families America and State Advisory Board for California Nurse Family Partnership. He teaches at San Diego State University in the Department of Child and Family Development. Dr. Gidwani is also a Child Trauma Academy Fellow and a member of the Child Health Leadership Network through the Annie E Casey and David and Lucile Packard Foundations.