David A. Paul, M.D., has been appointed chair of Pediatrics of Christiana Care Health System.
Dr. Paul, a neonatologist, previously served as vice chair and then interim chair of Pediatrics since the retirement of Louis Bartoshesky, M.D., who retired Dec. 31.
Dr. Paul is a professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. A native of Pittsburgh, he received his bachelor’s degree in environmental population and organismic biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1984, and his medical degree from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, in 1988, with induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his medical internship and residency training in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, finishing in 1991; and fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, finishing in 1994.
Dr. Paul has been an attending neonatologist at Christiana Care since 1994. He has served as director of neonatal research since 1999 and was associate director of neonatology from 2010 to 2013.
Dr. Paul was appointed chair of the Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner in 2005 and has served as the consortium’s Data and Scientific Committee chair since 2006. His many other distinguished appointments included membership on the Child Death Review Commission, Infant Mortality Task Force and the Delaware Children’s Campaign Platform Committee.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and served as a board member and officer of the Academy’s Delaware Chapter, including a two-year term as chapter vice president through 2010.
He is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Pediatrics.
A prolific publisher, Dr. Paul is currently credited with authorship of:
- 66 peer-reviewed publications since 1993, with four forthcoming in 2014.
- Several book chapters, including a chapter on multiple gestations in the text Neonatology, seventh edition, 2013.
- 150 peer-reviewed abstracts.
- 160 paper presentations at national and international scientific meetings.
- Contributions to several collaborative study publications.
In addition, he is editor of the neonatology section of BMC Pediatrics and an ad hoc reviewer for 18 other professional publications. Dr. Paul has also been selected as a member of the Society for Pediatric Research.
Dr. Paul has received numerous awards, including: a Physician Ambassador Award in 2006 for his collaborative and communication skills in working with Christiana Care nursing colleagues; a Katherine Esterly Health Care Award, presented by Delaware Chapter March of Dimes; and two special achievement awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Delaware Chapter.