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V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP


V. Fan Tait is a pediatric neurologist and brings years of experience in child health and wellness, family-centered care in medical homes, children with special needs and health care delivery systems. She is currently the chief medical officer of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) where examples of her leadership and oversight includes disaster preparedness activities, the Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence (Tobacco Control), CME education, and the Division of Innovation which houses all Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) initiatives.

For more than 10 years, she directed the Department of Child Health and Wellness which includes many of the strategic priorities of the academy including early brain and child development, Institute of Healthy Childhood Weight and Bright Futures (which is the anticipatory, preventative guidance for children, adolescents and young adults from birth to 21 years of age) as well as the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, which addresses health in Head Start and Child Care. For the past year, she also led all AAP global health and life support initiatives.

She earned a BS from University of Alabama and a MD from University of Kentucky Medical Center.