Montana pediatricians began formal meetings in 1949 with seven physicians in attendance. Dr. D.L. Gillespie, from Butte, MT was the first President. Montana chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics incorporated in 1986.
From the beginning the purpose was to provide a forum to promote the health and well-being of Montana children and families and to enhance the professional and personal growth of its members.
We currently have approximately 100 members, from all over Montana. Although we are considered a “small” chapter, we have a BIG voice and speak out for children!
Recent Chapter Highlights
John Cole, MD, FAAP (Kalispell) – President
Lauren Wilson, MD, FAAP (Missoula) – Vice President
Teresa Blaskovich, MD (Billings) – Secretary/Treasurer
Cathy M. White, MD (Butte) – Immediate Past President