Sandy Chung, MD

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Sandy Chung, MD, FAAP, is the 2022 President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Chung will begin her one-year term as AAP president on Jan. 1, 2023.

Pediatrician Dr. Sandy Chung has held over 30 state and national leadership positions, including AAP Virginia Chapter President and founder of the Virginia Mental Health Access Program. She is the CEO of Trusted Doctors, a pediatric practice of over 125 clinicians in Virginia and Maryland serves as Medical Director of Informatics at Children’s National’s Pediatric Health Network. Her passionate advocacy for child health and the success of pediatricians has delivered major advancements in healthcare equity, mental health, EHR burden reduction, appropriate payment, physician well-being, and optimal child health policies.

She is the recipient of multiple awards including the March of Dimes Lifetime Heroine Award recognizing a lifetime of community volunteerism, the Clarence A. Holland Award for providing outstanding contributions to the community and demonstrating leadership in the field of political advocacy, and the Virginia Chapter Child Advocate Award for standing up for the rights, values, and recognition of Virginia’s children.

As an avid educator of the next generation of pediatricians, her publications include articles on telemedicine, virtual learning, and health information technology. Dr. Chung received her medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed her pediatric residency at the Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital. She has appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and AAP News.

Dr. Chung is the proud mother of four children.