Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP
Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician and community health leader who works at American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAP-CA3) on a team that provides Countywide Coordination and Support for two large scale community initiatives – Healthy Development Services and First Step Home Visiting funded by First 5 San Diego. Over the last 14 years, these communitywide programs reach over 314,000 children and their families. Dr. Gidwani is a Past President of AAP-CA3, a Child Trauma Academy Fellow and a member of the Board Governors at the San Diego Foundation and serves on various community advisor boards. His areas of expertise include child development, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, childhood trauma, parents’ perception of childhood behaviors, and cultural issues in health care.
Dr Gidwani completed a Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During fellowship, he earned a master’s in public health degree at Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1995. Prior to medical school, he worked for the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality in Washington, DC and for the Centers for Disease Control. He received his BA in Anthropology from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.