Our Pediatricians are Honored Members of the Community!

Phyllis Agran, MD, Clinic in the Park Executive Director, is featured in the Wall Street Journal

The Overprotected American Child

‘“Children mature and develop skills at different rates,” says Phyllis F. Agran, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Irvine, Calif., and the co-author of several of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ injury prevention policies. She notes that children with special needs, such as those with ADHD or developmental delays, may take longer to develop the impulse control and skills necessary to do some things independently.’

Read more about over-protected children and how it may affect them as adults, HERE.

Eric Ball, MD, FAAP, the AAP-Orange County Chapter president, was featured in the National AAP Chapter Leader Link weekly newsletter.

The newsletter states, “We would like to recognize Eric Ball, MD, FAAP, California 4 Chapter President, for his excellence in vaccine advocacy. Dr. Ball was instrumental in implementing California-SB277, a law which removes personal belief exemptions to vaccination requirements for entry to private or public elementary or secondary schools in California, and into child care centers. Dr. Ball’s advocacy efforts were mentioned in the New York Times and National Public Radio. Dr. Ball is also involved in developing two Quality Improvement (QI) projects on improving childhood immunizations rates and improving HPV immunization rates. Great work, Dr. Ball!”

Mohan Kumaratne, MD, FAAP is Recognized for his Recent Publication

“Vitamin D Deficiency and Association with BMI and Lipid Levels in Hispanic American Adolescents” has been published in the December 2017 issue of “Global Pediatric Health”

2016 Ethnic Medical Organization Section’s Annual Physician Leadership Achievement Award

This award recognized Sudeep Kukreja, MD for his contributions toward the health of various ethnic communities, showing great success in eliminating health disparities, addressing access to care, and improving cultural competency and patient advocacy. The purpose of the award is to honor an outstanding physician; inspire other physicians; and to promote leadership, caring and compassion in medicine.

Dev A. GnanaDev Membership Award

California Medical Association’s Dev A. GnanaDev Award is presented to the California Medical Association member physician residing and practicing in California who during the past year demonstrated a special or unique effort towards membership recruitment resulting in membership growth in their area. Through Dr. Sudeep Kukreja’s advocacy, Orange County Medical Association’s (OCMA) membership has grown by close to 300 members. “I feel good that more physicians are learning about the great work that OCMA does and are becoming members,” Dr. Sudeep Kukreja said. “That really means a lot to me.”