Cheryl Duncan De Pinto, MD, MPH, FAAP

Cheryl Duncan De Pinto, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician board certified in general pediatrics and a trained adolescent medicine specialist. Cheryl is the Sr. Vice President for Primary Care and Subspecialty Pediatrics at the American Academy of Pediatrics. In that role she is responsible to advance the Academy’s efforts to support members to enhance practice innovation in population health improvement, participation in emerging value-based payment systems, and developing systems of care to support primary care, and developing models for engaging pediatric specialists in policy, education, and advocacy for the health and well-being of all children.
Prior to joining the American Academy of Pediatrics, Cheryl was with the Maryland Department of Health for over 2 decades focusing on program development and implementation, policy development, consensus building, and professional development and training. Cheryl worked to develop systems of care for children with special needs, childhood asthma, childhood lead poisoning prevention. She served as the Medical Director for School Health Services for over a decade and was instrumental in the development of the Maryland School Based Health Center program. In her role as the Director of the Office of Population Health Improvement she contributed to and been a leader for population health initiatives in the areas of workforce development, State Health Improvement Process, and the population health measures framework and the state’s health system transformation efforts. Cheryl worked closely with the Maryland Medicaid Program to promote and evolve EPSDT services and innovation in the use of Telehealth in school health programs.
Cheryl completed her medical training at the University of Pennsylvania, Pediatric Residency at Children's National Medical Center, her Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at the University of Maryland and received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Immediately prior to joining the AAP, Dr. De Pinto also served as the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Council on School Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Speaking In
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, June 6
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program was established in 1994 to increase access to childhood…