Congratulations, Dr Kamat!

November 17, 2010

We congratulate Consultant For Pediatricians Editorial Board member Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD, who was presented with the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Education Award at the National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco last month.

We congratulate Consultant For Pediatricians Editorial Board member Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD, who was presented with the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Education Award at the National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco last month. This award acknowledges Dr Kamat’s commitment to teaching pediatric medicine to students, residents, and fellows. It also emphasizes the significant impact his contributions have had on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Dr Kamat’s first academic appointment as Assistant Professor was at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he completed his pediatrics residency and a fellowship in immunology and bone marrow transplantation. He was also director of the medical/pediatrics residency program at the University of Minnesota. His academic interests led him east, to West Virginia University in Morgantown, where in 2002 he was appointed Professor of Pediatrics. He moved back to the Midwest in 2003, when he accepted a professorship at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr Kamat currently serves as Director of the Pediatric Residency Program and Vice Chair of Education at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr Kamat’s enthusiasm for teaching and practicing medicine has earned him several "Teacher of the Year" awards. He is the author of many research and review articles, book chapters, and case reports. He also assists the AAP with numerous educational publications. He is currently editor-in-chief of the soon to be published Textbook of Child Global Health. In addition to his clinical and educational activities, Dr Kamat is busy with research and is the principal investigator of a research project funded by the NIH.

Dr Kamat joined the Editorial Board of Consultant For Pediatricians in 2004, but he began writing for the journal before that. He is a frequent contributor, reviewer, and advisor. He often serves as Guest Editor of special issues, including our recently published Focus on Vaccines (October 2010), and is Series Editor of Photoclinic. He introduced us to 2 of our other Editorial Board members-Linda S. Nield, MD, of West Virginia University, who is Parent Coach Series Editor and blogger for Children’s Health Matters, and Prashant V. Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA, of Wayne State, our pediatric emergency medicine expert. Dr Kamat also referred us to Howard Fischer, MD, at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, whose editorials entertain as well as inform (see "To Tie or Not to Tie: The Dilemma of the Supernumerary Digit" in the October 2010 issue).

When commenting on his long-standing involvement with our journal, Group Editorial Director Susan Kweskin called Dr Kamat "a cheerful and invaluable and indefatigable contributor." We applaud Dr Kamat for this recognition of his outstanding career and dedication to pediatric medicine. From all of us here at Consultant For Pediatricians-congratulations!

-- Linda Geisler
        Editor