CHOC’s Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer Dr. Anthony Chang, a leader in pediatric innovation in the United States and internationally, has received an award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for his record of innovation, advocacy and service to children and families.
Dr. Chang received the 2023 Section in Advances on Therapeutics & Technology (SOATT) Award for Pediatric Innovation during the recently concluded AAP national conference and exhibition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20-24.
Dr. Chang leads The Sharon Disney Lund Medical Intelligence, Information, Investigation, and Innovation Institute (Mi4), the hub for innovation at CHOC. He is known for several innovations in pediatric cardiac care and is known as a leading convener in artificial intelligence and innovation, fostering education and collaboration.
The AAP is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
A leader in the fields of both artificial intelligence and innovation, Dr. Chang has launched several successful societies including AIMed, the Medical Intelligence Society (MIS), ABAIM, and the International Society of Pediatric Innovation (iSPI).
CHOC recently marked the 10th anniversary of iSPI, which is a great example of bringing together children’s hospitals to grow innovation in pediatrics through collaboration.
A highlight of this year’s iSPI PEDS2040 conference this summer was the awarding of CHOC President and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Chavalas Cripe with the Visionary Award for greenlighting the concept a decade ago.
“It’s been one of the highlights of my career to play a tiny role in unleashing all of this,” Cripe said at the conference in La Jolla, Calif., that included healthcare leaders, pediatric providers, parents and patients, and industry partners from as far away as Italy, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Chang and the late Dr. Nick Anas, senior vice president and physician in chief, proposed the formation of Mi4 as a way for clinicians, administrators, parents, investors, service providers, philanthropists, patients and parents to work together to advance innovation in pediatrics.
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