President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Colleen A. Kraft is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Her background includes work in primary care pediatrics, pediatric education, and health care financing. Kraft was president of the Virginia Chapter of the AAP from 2006 to 2008, and she was best known for working with the Virginia Legislature to improve Medicaid payment rates for pediatric services. Her work in early childhood and population health seeks to translate the goals of health equity into medical practice. As president of the AAP, Kraft's focus is in advancing child health through the practice of pediatrics.