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We're proud of all our wonderful, hard-working doctors here at Kids Plus -- both for the care they give our patients and for the great reputations they've earned for their work. Our Kids Plus Docs are often on the go, speaking at conferences, giving talks both locally and nationally, and earning accolades we can all share in the Kids Plus "practice family."  

When one of our docs does something cool, we'll highlight it here, so you can see the impact they're having in their profession, and in their communities.

2013

DECEMBER
Kids Plus and Dr. Todd Wolynn are featured in the Business Spotlight feature of Northern Connection Magazine.

OCTOBER
Dr. Todd Wolynn and Dr. Sarah Springer both deliver presentations at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. 

Dr. Todd Wolynn delivers the opening presentation, "Health Care Provider Breastfeeding Support - If Not You, Who?", at Akron Children's Hospital's conference on Translating Research Into Evidence-Based Lactation Support.


JULY
Dr. Lucas Godinez is interviewed, photographed, and quoted for "Doctors Give Healthy Back-to-School Advice," a feature story in The Cranberry Eagle. 

For the second time in four years, Dr. Kerry McGee is one of the winners of the Highlights Magazine Fiction Contest. Her original story, "Duck Tape," will appear in a future issue of the magazine.


JUNE

Dr. Todd Wolynn is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Western Pennsylvania, in the category of Innovation, for his work at co-owner, President, and CEO of Kids Plus.


MAY 
For the 8th consecutive year, Dr. Todd Wolynn is named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical and US News & World Report magazine.  

Dr. Kerry McGee publishes a children's story, "A Few New Neighbors," in Highlights Magazine.


FEBRUARY 
Dr. Sarah Springer is featured on the WQED television show Horizons, in a special episode about international adoption.  


JANUARY 
Dr. Todd Wolynn and Dr. Albert Wolf represent Kids Plus and our Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh at a meeting of the United States Breastfeeding Committee meeting. The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh was the first, and remains the only, advisor to the USBC.

Dr. Todd Wolynn is quoted and highlighted in a Time Magazine feature on the improving, but still insufficient, state of breastfeeding support in the medical community. Dr. Wolynn and our Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh are highlighted as examples of doctors, and a medical clinic, leading the change. 
 

2012

DECEMBER 
Dr. Sarah Springer is prominently featured in an American Medical news feature article on doctors who specialize in the needs and care of adopted children. 


NOVEMBER 

Dr. Todd Wolynn serves as one of only five United States delegates to the Global Breastfeeding Initiative Summit in Madrid, Spain. 


OCTOBER

Dr. Nancy Brent is named one of Baby Talk magazine's seven national Pediatric Heroes, for her work in promoting and supporting breastfeeding, and in training physicians to do the same. The award honors "the most innovative and inspiring doctors" in the country.

Dr. Todd Wolynn
and Dr. Sarah Springer both deliver well-received lectures at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.  

Dr. Todd Wolynn is quoted, and our Kids Plus Facebook page and web site are featured, in a New York Times health and science piece about pediatricians using social media: "Texting the Teenage Patient."  


JULY
Dr. Todd Wolynn is profiled in wonderful feature from Pop City Media: "Why are So Many Parents Talking About Dr. Todd Wolynn?"  


APRIL
Dr. Todd Wolynn and the Kids Plus Quiet Night Sleep Class earn a feature story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Well-Deserved Rest for Kids, Adults."


JANUARY 2012

Dr. Sarah Springer participates in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh leadership training seminar, as one of "community docs" on the team leading the training.


2011

DECEMBER
Dr. Todd Wolynn co-presents with Kids Plus Communication Director Chad Hermann on the use of social media in pediatric practices at a conference hosted by National Children's Medical Center in Washington D.C. The 60-minute keynote presentation was a huge hit, earning rave reviews from conference organizers and attendees.   


OCTOBER
Dr. Todd Wolynn delivers a talk on the importance of social media to pediatric practices, and another on the importance of breastfeeding support, at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  


AUGUST
Dr. Kerry McGee publishes a children's story, "Emergency on the Mountain," in Highlights Magazine. The story was one of the winners of Highlights' 2009 fiction contest. 


JULY
Dr. Todd Wolynn was an invited, featured speaker at the 3rd Annual Summit on Breastfeeding in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wolynn's talk, "Breastfeeding -- So Easy Even a Doctor Can Support It!", was well-received by an audience of about one hundred national health and policy leaders at the event sponsored by the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.   


MAY
For the sixth consecutive year, Dr. Todd Wolynn is named a Pittsburgh Magazine "Top Doc." 


MARCH
Dr. Todd Wolynn publishes a letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "The IRS Breastfeeding Decision Makes Sense," in response to an earlier Post-Gazette article about the "debate" stirred by tax deductions for breastfeeding supplies. 


JANUARY
Dr. Todd Wolynn, Kids Plus, and even a Kids Plus Mom and Kids Plus Kid are prominently featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette front-page story about doctors and patients fighting against the anti-vaccine movement.


2010

DECEMBER
Dr. Todd Wolynn, Dr. Albert Wolf, and their leadership of Kids Plus Pediatrics are featured in a press release from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The piece highlights the unique professional and clinical practices we employ at Kids Plus, and holds up the practice as an ideal small business and an "all-encompassing...one-stop care center for children newborn to age 18." The release caught the eye of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, who invited Drs. Wolynn and Wolf to talk to him via video conference at his downtown office, and to tell him more about the unique and comprehensive medical care Kids Plus offers. The release also catches the eye of the Greenfield Grapevine, which publishes a feature article about Drs. Wolynn & Wolf and the Kids Plus practice.

Dr. Todd Wolynn, a Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctor five years running, writes the magazine's Top Doc column this month.


OCTOBER
Dr. Todd Wolynn presents at the 15th Annual International Breastfeeding Medicine Conference in San Francisco. Dr. Wolynn spoke about on-site support of employee breastfeeding. 

Dr. Sarah Springer is one of two featured speakers on trends in international adoption at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her talk was featured in a story at Internal Medicine News.


JUNE
For the fifth consecutive year,
Dr. Todd Wolynn is named a Pittsburgh Magazine "Top Doc." You can see the magazine feature here, and read more about the award here


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