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Hurley pediatrician elected to Michigan AAP Board

One Hurley Pediatrics faculty member now will have a greater voice in a statewide professional pediatrics organization.

Gurbaksh Esch MD was elected as an at-large board member of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MIAAP).

New MIAAP Board Member
Dr Gerbaksh Esch is a Hurley pediatrician who advocates for patient care.

Esch also is a member of the MIAAP Governmental Affairs and Advocacy Committee, which fits into her activities when planning MIAAP Resident Advocacy Day.

The pediatric attending physician at the Hurley Children's Clinic in Flint, Mich., is the first Alice Hamilton Scholar with the Pediatric Public Health Initiative (jointly operated by Hurley Medical Center and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine), a two-year appointment that began in 2021. Esch also is an inpatient pediatric attending physician at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich.

So far in her PPHI position, she has received four grants:

  • Two AAP national grants to support health-equity efforts
  • A CDC grant to educate pediatricians in the Flint area about the effect of positive childhood experiences
  • A local Flint-based grant to train Hurley pediatric residents on trauma-informed care.

Read more about Dr. Esch at her Hurley web bio page.

Information for this blog came from Dr. Esch's Hurley website bio and from the MIAAP weekly newsletter, The Checkup.