Welcome to AAP Colorado
The Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (COAAP) has a long history of advocating for Colorado’s children, their families and their healthcare providers. The chapter also creates educational resources and provides professional support. Nearly 500 pediatricians, including general pediatricians, sub-specialists and hospitalists, are members of the COAAP. The Chapter is governed by volunteer officers and a board of directors and is supporters by an executive director.
Mission: To provide an active voice promoting the optimal health and welfare of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults in Colorado; to support the continuing education of health care providers in matters of child and adolescent health; and to encourage participation and fellowship in these areas by Pediatricians throughout the state.
Barb Zind, Pediatrician
Who or what influenced your career? My paternal grandfather, I never met him but he was a physician in southern Lebanon. My father used to say that he was paid in chickens and I heard a lot from my aunt about his compassion and generosity.
Meghan Treitz, MD, FAAP
Who are you? I am a general academic pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado / Children’s Hospital Colorado. Most of my scholarly work is in the realm of medical education. I am the Director of the Pediatric Resident Advocacy Rotation and Assistant Clerkship Director for Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. Who or what influenced your career? I was inspired by children I worked with as a volunteer in an elementary school, my parents, and later by mentors and advisors in medical school and beyond.
Maya Bunik, MD MSPH, FABM, FAAP
Maya Bunik, MD MSPH, FABM, FAAP is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics atUniversity of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and medical director of primary care at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has been helping mother-infant pairs with breastfeeding challenges for many years. She has developed an innovative model of care in her breastfeeding faculty practice called the ‘Trifecta Approach’ of Integrated Care that combines pediatrician, lactation consultant and psychologist to provide a comprehensive consultative visit.
Mollie Grow was named Helene, for her great grandmother, but has been called Mollie since birth, adopting her husband’s last name (Grow) when she married because, as she tells it, “I loved the idea of being a pediatrician named Dr. Grow!” A native Washingtonian, Dr. Grow was born in Vancouver, Washington but went east for college and to attend medical school at Penn. “I came to love Philly and pediatrics – both a surprise. I happily returned for residency at UW/Seattle Children’s, where I also did fellowship in general pediatrics,” she says.