History

The Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics / Virginia Pediatric Society is the professional specialty organization for pediatricians and pediatric associates in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With over 1,200 members, including community and academic pediatricians, resident pediatricians in the major teaching hospitals, retired pediatricians, associate Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and pediatric practice managers, the Chapter has represented Virginia’s pediatricians and advocated for Virginia’s children since 1934.

 

AST PRESIDENTS
PAST CHAPTER CHAIRPERSONS
VIRGINIA CHAPTER, AAP

1934 – 1948 James B. Stone MD
1948 – 1951 Emily Gardner MD VIRGINIA CHAPTER, AAP
1951 – 1954 Edwin A. Harper MD, Lynchburg
1954 – 1958 McLemore Birdsong MD, Charlottesville
1958 – 1961 Edwin L. Kendig MD, Richmond
1961 – 1964 Paul Hogg MD, Newport News/Gloucester
1964 – 1967 Thomas Chalkley MD, Richmond

VIRGINIA PEDIATRIC SOCIETY

1953 – 1954 T. Stanley Meade MD, Richmond
1954 – 1955 Thomas J. Humphries MD, Roanoke
1955 – 1956 F. Read Hopkins, MD Lynchburg
1956 – 1957 Thomas S. Chalkley MD, Richmond
1957 – 1958 A. Page Booker, MD Charlottesville
1958 – 1959 Harry D. Cox, MD Portsmouth
1959 – 1960 Robert H. Cox, MD Lynchburg
1960 – 1961 O. Watts Booth, MD Newport News
1961 – 1962 John T. Walke MD, Roanoke
1962 – 1963 Gayle G. Arnold MD, Richmond
1963 – 1964 Charles Powell MD, Harrisonburg
1964 – 1965 H. William Fink MD, Norfolk
1965 – 1966 Robert H. Anderson MD, Alexandria
1966 – 1967 William P. Spencer MD, Richmond

VIRGINIA CHAPTER, AAP AND
THE VIRGINIA PEDIATRIC SOCIETY

1967 – 1973 Harrison G. Spencer, MD, Abingdon
1973 – 1975 William E. Laupus MD, Richmond
1975 – 1979 H. William Fink MD, Norfolk
1979 – 1982 James H. Stallings MD, Falls Church
1982 – 1985 Douglas E. Pierce MD, Roanoke
1985 – 1988 Joseph R. Zanga MD, Richmond
1988 – 1991 Delosa A. Young MD, Fairfax
1991 – 1993 Michael D. Dickens MD, Charlottesville
1993 – 1995 John W. Mitchell Jr. MD, Manassas
1995 – 1997 W. Hugh Craft Jr. MD, Roanoke
1997 – 1999 Douglas B. Gregory MD, Suffolk
1999 – 2002 Thomas J. Sullivan, MD, Alexandria
2002 – 2004 Patricia N. Reams, MD, Richmond
2004 – 2006 Leslie C. Ellwood, MD, McLean
2006 – 2008 Colleen A. Kraft, MD, Richmond