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NEWS | December 18, 2017

Haddad accepted into American Society of Pediatric Nephrology's Leadership Development Program

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Maha Haddad, associate professor of pediatrics at UC Davis Children's Hospital, was accepted as a member of the fourth cohort of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology's Leadership Development Program (ASPN LDP)

Maha Haddad Maha Haddad

ASPN LDP was created to address a professional development gap in medical leadership training and professional development in pediatric nephrology for early to mid-career pediatric nephrologists and other professionals in the field who aspire to or are already in leadership roles in clinical and academic medicine. The program will be completed over a one-year period, with three full-day sessions. 

"Dr. Haddad is one of 14 U.S. pediatric nephrologists selected into the year-long Leadership Development Program, based on her record of engagement with the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, her leadership skills and her potential to further these skills and contribute towards improving the lives of children with kidney disease," said Lavjay Butani, chief of pediatric nephrology at UC Davis Children's Hospital. "She has been a tireless advocate for children with kidney diseases and was instrumental in developing the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Program, the only one of its kind in the region. We are all proud of her and look forward to benefiting even more from her leadership."

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.