is a pediatrician and community health leader focused on creating systematic solutions and changes to improve the lives of children and their families. He completed a Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  During fellowship, he earned a Master’s in Public Health degree at Harvard School of Public Health.  He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH.  He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1995.  Dr. Gidwani is currently the Medical Director at the American Academy of Pediatrics, CA Chapter 3 (AAP-CA3) of two countywide projects, Healthy Development Services and First 5 First Steps family support program. Dr. Gidwani is a Past President of the AAP-CA3 and serves on numerous community boards. He is on the Healthy Families America National Advisory Committee and California Nurse Family Partnership State Advisory Board. He is also a Child Trauma Academy Fellow and a member of the Child Health Leadership Network through the Annie E. Casey and David and Lucile Packard Foundations. Dr. Gidwani teaches at San Diego State University in the Department of Child and Family Development.

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