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Jay Berkelhamer

International Pediatric Association (IPA)

Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D. of Atlanta, Georgia, is Emeritus Staff Pediatrician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Emory, and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Morehouse.  Dr. Berkelhamer attended the University of Michigan, and trained in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.  Following residency and USPHS service in Norfolk, Virginia, he joined the University of Chicago faculty and practiced general pediatrics.  After 20 years in Chicago, he became Chair of Pediatrics at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.  He became the first Chief Medical Officer of the newly created CHOA in 1999 and transitioned to Chief Academic Officer in 2007.  In 2010, he retired from active clinical practice and administration and now devotes his time to teaching and child advocacy initiatives.  He is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2006-2007) and currently serves as the International Pediatric Association Treasurer.