James Perrin MD, FAAP

Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics
Associate Chair, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP, is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and holds the John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.  He held positions as director of the Division of General Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital and the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health.  He has been president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Academic Pediatric Association, for which he was also founding editor of its journal, Academic Pediatrics. He has chaired AAP Committees on Children with Disabilities and on development of practice guidelines for ADHD. Dr. Perrin directed the Evidence Working Group reporting to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children.

Dr. Perrin has served on IOM Committees on Maternal and Child Health under Health Care Reform, Quality of Long-Term-Care Services in Home and Community-Based Settings, Enhancing Federal Healthcare Quality Programs, Disability in America, and to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders. He received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research and served on the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

A graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he had his residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester and has also been on the faculties of the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University.