American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

A chosen resident serves a two year term as representative of our program for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). At least one of the representatives will get the opportunity to attend the annual national conference. 

Former resident Dr. Desiree Rodriguez was selected as the District X Assistant District Representative of the Resident Committee of the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees during her residency.


The American Academy of Pediatric National Conference & Exhibition provides the opportunity for professionals to come together and share their passion for the health of all children. 

Our residents are also encouraged to attend the conference if they are accepted to present poster presentations on scholarly work they have done during residency. Our faculty members  are also often invited to lead workshops regarding front-line topics on the management of pediatric issues at the national meeting.


Georgia AAP Chapter

Each year, residents have the opportunity to attend, participate and present poster presentations at the annual Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting.





Our Pediatric Residents and Faculty attend Legislative Day at the Capitol each year to advocate for important issues related to the health and wellbeing of children and medical providers. 


Dr. Alice Caldwell (Division of General Pediatrics) and Dr. Kate Peralta (Pediatric Resident) at the Capitol with Dr. Nathan Wilson (Community Pediatrician and former Resident), Rep. Jodi Lott, Rep. Dr. Mark Newton and Rick Ward (Executive Director of GA AAP).

March 2020
Atlanta, Georgia 


Dr. David Freeman (past president of the Georgia Chapter of the AAP and current Pediatric Hospitalist meets with Rep. Mark Newton (R-Augusta) along with our Pediatric Residents.

February 2019
Atlanta, Georgia 


Voice for Kids is the Resident led advocacy group for the hospital. Each year, residents nominate each other for positions to work on projects throughout the year including a yearly fundraiser for the Reach Out and Read program.  

 MISSION: Advocating for the health and well being of children in our community

VISION: Connecting resident physicians from the Children's Hospital of Georgia to the pediatric population of Richmond County through targeted initiatives designed to promote health and prevent injury and disease.


President: Dr. Courtney Widjaja

Safe Kids Representative: Dr. Ashley Miller

Reach Out and Read Representative: Dr. Rhyan Bingham