News Release: Research , School of Medicine

Jul. 29,  2010

Emory and Children's Healthcare Pediatrician Named 2010 'Woman of Excellence'

News Article ImageBarbara J. Stoll, MD, a member of the Institute of Medicine, is the George W. Brumley Jr. professor and chair of the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the chief academic officer for Children¿s Healthcare of Atlanta. She also serves as president and CEO of the Emory-Children's Center, a joint venture between Emory and Children's.

Barbara J. Stoll, MD, a renowned pediatrician specializing in issues of neonatal infectious disease and child survival, has been named by Atlanta's Business to Business magazine as one of its 2010 Women of Excellence. She was honored at a luncheon July 22.

The award annually recognizes women who are excelling in their professions and making a difference in the greater Atlanta community.

Stoll, a member of the Institute of Medicine, is the George W. Brumley Jr. professor and chair of the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the chief academic officer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She also serves as president and CEO of the Emory-Children's Center, a joint venture between Emory and Children's.

"We in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center are delighted to see Barbara Stoll honored with a Women of Excellence Award," says Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD, executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. "In addition to her many achievements as a talented and compassionate clinician, her extensive neonatal research has helped to save and improve the lives of children around the world, and she is also a world-class leader, whose visionary direction has driven the extraordinary success of the Emory-Children's Center and helped to make Emory's many collaborative ventures with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta possible."

Stoll's experience spans clinical medicine, teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, and research and policy issues in both the United States and globally.

"We are thrilled Dr. Stoll is receiving this honor and believe it is a testament to her passion for improving the health of children throughout Georgia and the incredible work she does to enhance the lives of children every day," says Donna Hyland, president and CEO of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. "Dr. Stoll's leadership has been instrumental in the longstanding relationship between Children's and Emory, and her work furthers our shared commitment to transforming pediatric health care."

Stoll received her medical degree from Yale Medical School, completed a pediatric residency at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a neonatology fellowship at Emory School of Medicine. She spent four years working on issues of childhood disease and mortality at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh and was a visiting scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) from 1995 to 1996. Stoll is a member of the Marcus Autism Center board, the Atlanta based WHO Collaborating Center in Reproductive Health executive board, the Georgia Children's Health Alliance executive committee, and Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives Program technical advisory board, among others.

She is on the steering committees of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network and Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network and is one of the principal investigators of these collaborative networks. Stoll was also recently named president-elect of the American Pediatric Society.

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