V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP

Former Chief Medical Officer, American Academy of Pediatrics

Fan Tait, MD, FAAP, a pediatric neurologist, has had years of experience in child health and wellness, family-centered care in medical homes, children with special needs and health care delivery systems. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which includes oversight of Academy’s ECHO initiatives as well as all global programs. For over 10 years she directed the Department of Child Health and Wellness which includes many of the strategic priorities of the Academy including Early Brain and Child Development, Institute of Healthy Childhood Weight and Bright Futures which is the anticipatory, preventative guidance for children, adolescents and young adults from birth to 21 years of age. Dr Tait also leads the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness which addresses health in Head Start and Child Care.