MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Chairman of Pediatrics Scott Krugman, MD, Named Pediatrician of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Scott Krugman, MD, FAAP, has been named the 2015 Pediatrician of the Year.

September 14, 2015

scott krugman mdBaltimore—(September 13, 2015)—Scott Krugman, MD, FAAP, chairman of Pediatrics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, has been named the 2015 Pediatrician of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP). A dedicated clinician and committed leader and educator, this prestigious recognition demonstrates Dr. Krugman’s role as an instrumental champion for the health and well-being of children.

The award, given annually to a pediatrician, FAAP and Maryland Chapter member, honors Dr. Krugman’s career, which has exemplified the ideals of pediatrics in service, advocacy and contribution to organized pediatrics in Maryland. This year, over 125 chapter members voted to name Dr. Krugman Pediatrician of the Year.

“Dr. Krugman is much deserving of this honor,” said Anthony Sclama, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at MedStar Franklin Square. “He dedicates his service to providing the very best care for each and every child. His expertise and compassion as a physician has made him a valued part of so many families in our community.”

Providing pediatric care for over 17 years, Dr. Krugman has been an integral force in enhancing the health of children in Baltimore and the surrounding regions. Managing all aspects of care —physically, mentally and socially—Dr. Krugman strives to meet the special needs of children at all stages of their lives, from infancy through adolescence.

“Not only is Dr. Krugman a top clinician, but his ongoing leadership and commitment to education continues to shape and advance the field of pediatrics,” Dr. Sclama added.

After graduating from Dartmouth Medical School and completing a residency at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Dr. Krugman joined MedStar Franklin Square in 1998 as a member of the pediatric faculty. Working closely in conjunction with the department of Family Medicine, Dr. Krugman helped to provide high quality pediatric education to residents and care to patients in the community. In 2002, he became chairman of Pediatrics. As chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Krugman leads pediatric initiatives for MedStar Franklin Square has also been instrumental in the development, implementation and evaluation of a new pediatric curriculum for Family Medicine residents. As director of Medical Education at MedStar Franklin Square, Dr. Krugman also oversees the hospital’s medical education programs.

An expert in pediatrics, Dr. Krugman is involved in several community and statewide organizations. He served as the past president of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as a clinical professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

His work in child maltreatment has led to several appointments including chair emeritus of the Child Maltreatment Committee of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, chair of the Baltimore County Child Fatality Review Team, and co-chair of the strategic planning committee for The Family Tree. Dr. Krugman founded and serves as the medical director of MedStar Franklin Square's Child Protection Team, which evaluates over 300 children at the hospital each year. He is also member of the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Baltimore County Child Protection Review Panel, the Alternative Response Advisory Council for the Department of Human Resources, the Maryland Child Abuse Providers, and the Child Abuse Medical Professionals (CHAMP).

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About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.

About The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP)

The Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP) is a recognized 501 (c) 6 organization in Maryland. Since the inception of MDAAP in 1950, the organization has had a long and distinguished history of advocacy and support of Maryland children and their health care needs. The mission "to support and encourage pediatricians in the promotion of optimal health for all of Maryland's children and adolescents" speaks to the commitment to the health and well being of all children. The MDAAP initiates and supports numerous programs that respond to the needs of children. Through collaborative and creative programming with other public and private agencies throughout Maryland, MDAAP continues to be a positive change agent in the lives of children.

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