Cheryl De Pinto

Senior Vice President of Primary Care and Subspecialty Pediatrics


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Cheryl De Pinto

Cheryl Duncan De Pinto, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician board certified in general pediatrics and a trained adolescent medicine specialist.  Cheryl is the Sr. Vice President for Primary Care and Subspecialty Pediatrics at the American Academy of Pediatrics.  In that role she is responsible to advance the Academy’s efforts to support members to enhance practice innovation in population health improvement successful participation in emerging value-based payment systems. This includes support to leverage technology, beyond EHRs, in providing quality care, empowering families and demonstrating value. She and her team monitor trends in the delivery and financing of pediatric care, structural shifts in the design of health organizations and identify innovative and crosscutting opportunities in the area of program development and policy development and dissemination related to children’s health care finance and delivery. Cheryl is also responsible for developing models of engaging pediatric specialists in policy, educational, and advocacy for the health and well-being of all children.

Prior to joining the American Academy of Pediatrics, Cheryl was with the Maryland Department of Health for over 2 decades focusing on program development and implementation, policy development, consensus building, and professional development and training.  In her role as the Director of the Office of Population Health Improvement (OPHI) she contributed to and been a leader for population health initiatives in the areas of workforce development, State Health Improvement Process, and the population health measures framework and the state’s health system transformation efforts. Cheryl completed her medical training at the University of Pennsylvania, Pediatric Residency at Children’s National Medical Center, her Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at the University of Maryland and received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Immediately prior to joining the AAP, Dr. De Pinto also served as the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Council on School Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   

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