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University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

[email protected] pediatrician @LisaGwynn, incoming president of #Florida chapter of the @AmerAcadPeds helped issue new guidance on #reopeningschools calling for safety and science to drive decisions.

Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., is associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Health Sytem, Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) and serves as Medical Director for the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, a program that provides a medical home care to uninsured children, as well as Program Director for the School Health Initiative consisting of nine pediatric clinics in Miami-Dade County schools. She currently sits on the school re-opening advisory committee for Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho. 

Dr. Gwynn is currently the vice-president and incoming president of the Florida Chapter for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gwynn also is the Director of Innovation and Community Engagement for the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of MIami and leads efforts to implement telemedicine programs within the center.  She serves as Associate Division Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at UMMSOM.

Her areas of interest include community pediatrics, telemedicine, school health, advocacy and healthcare delivery in underserved populations. She plays a large role in educating pediatric residents, medical, nursing and public health students on the complexities of caring for immigrant and underserved populations and how the social determinants of health play a large role in the well-being of children. 

Dr. Gwynn is a Certified Physician Executive, Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She remains steadfast in serving her community and is a passionate advocate for kids, especially those children who are most marginalized in our society.

EDUCATION: 

She received her medical degree from NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her postgraduate medical training in Pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She worked in private practice for 9 years and joined the faculty at UMMSOM in 2010. In 2011, she earned her MBA, with a specialization in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami School of Business. 

 

Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A. is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics and public health sciences at the University of Miami Health System and director of the Pediatric Mobile Clinic and the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Miami-Dade Public School Health Initiative.She is also part of the advisory council on the reopening of schools for Miami-Dade County Public School Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho. 

 

 



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