NICOLE WEBB, MD, FAAP – President
Dr. Webb has been a member of the AAP and active in advocacy since her pediatric residency at UCLA. She is a practicing pediatric hospitalist and academic co-chief for hospital medicine at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, CA, where she has worked since completing residency training. She was a member of the Child Health Advocacy Track (CHAT) at UCLA after being very active with AMSA as a medical student and those experiences cemented her passion for teaching and advocacy.
At Valley Children’s, she has been a leader in medical education and patient safety as well as quality improvement. She is the chair of the Medical Staff Education Committee, has won the resident teacher of the year award for general pediatrics, and has been a leader in faculty development and resident education.
She is the lead for scholarship within her division and has served as local PI for multiple national research studies including the SOFI study (Standardization of IV Fluids in Inpatient Settings) through the AAP Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network and the IPASS SCORE (Safer Communication On Rounds Every Time) study through PCORI and the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Webb was selected to participate in the Young Physicians Leadership Alliance through the AAP Section on Early Career Physicians, and was also chosen for the competitive APEX (Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence) program through the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine and the Academic Pediatric Association. She is the program director for the Valley Children’s pediatric hospital medicine fellowship program, which is in development. She is a member of the national PHM Fellowship Director’s Council and an active member of the council’s Faculty Development Subcommittee, co-chairing the subcommittee on Promotion of Faculty Scholarly Work.
Within the AAP, she is an active member of the Section on Hospital Medicine and its subcommittees on pediatric educators and peer observation. She is also active within the Section on Early Career Physicians as well as the Section on LGBT Health and Wellness and the Council on Injury, Violence and Poisoning Prevention. She is a respected and vocal advocate for firearm injury prevention, both within the healthcare sphere and the broader community, and was invited to participate as an AAP and pediatric representative in the Bulletpoints Project through the UC Davis Firearm Violence Research Center.
Dr. Webb is passionately devoted to advocating for the incredibly high-risk, vulnerable population in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and to addressing health disparities from the earliest moments of medical education. She is recognized as a leader in patient and family-centered care and communication, and has provided learner as well as faculty development on health literacy best practices.
In her free time, Dr. Webb enjoys spending time with friends and family, cycling, and learning new culinary techniques.