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Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Emergency Chief Dr. Mahajan Selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics for Important National Role
Prashant Mahajan, M.D,., M.P.H., M.B.A., professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been elected chair-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Executive Committee of the Section of Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Prashant Mahajan, of Troy, Mich., will begin his term in November. A physician at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, he will serve through the close of the 2016 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

“It is indeed an honor to be selected by my peers to represent pediatric emergency medicine at the American Academy of Pediatrics as a chair-elect and then chair,” said Dr. Mahajan, who also serves as division chief and research director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and director of the Center for Quality and Innovation. “As a personal career accomplishment it is important to me, but that pales in comparison to what this opportunity will do for the Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University and Tenet Health. This will allow me to highlight issues related to the care of acutely ill and injured children at the institutional, regional, national and international level.”
 

He said he would like to focus his term on addressing the ongoing issues related to emergency medical services for children and on improving quality and safety of care in the acute care setting by “enhancing implementation of proven evidence based interventions at the patient bedside and leveraging rapidly progressing technology to optimize pediatric health.”

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About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan

For more than 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and services, the hospital is a leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services; it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than at any other facility. 

Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.

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