Voting Board Member
Errol R. Alden, MD, FAAP, is President-elect of the International Pediatric Association and President of the Internal Pediatric Association Foundation and former Executive Director/CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists, based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Dr. Alden is Board Certified in the fields of Pediatrics and Neonatology.
Dr Alden was the Chief Investigator for the Future of Pediatric Education II Project (FOPE) and served on the International Pediatric Association’s (IPA) Standing and Executive Committees.
Dr. Alden has authored/co-authored over 45 published articles along with numerous abstracts, commentaries and chapters.
Dr. Alden and colleagues won the Gold Medal Award from the AAP in 1977 for their work in teaching neonatal resuscitation. Dr Alden was responsible for the adoption of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) by the AAP and the national and international distribution of the Program. In 2006, Dr Alden spearheaded and supported the adoption of the NRP into a low literacy edition – Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) – which has been effective in markedly decreasing neonatal morbidity and mortality in the underdeveloped world.
In addition to his work with the AAP, Dr Alden served as Vice-Chair/Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) from 2003-2005. Dr. Alden also served on the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and as an Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA).
Dr. Alden was awarded the Joseph St Geme Jr., Leadership Award in May 1997, the only award for leadership in medical education given by the entire pediatric community.
A 1966 graduate of Ohio State University, Dr Alden completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Dr. Alden is currently Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.