News/Events: 2009 TNAAP Annual Awards

TNAAP’s Annual Awards event was held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 in historic Jubilee Hall at Fisk University. The event, which also served as a fund raiser for the Tennessee Pediatric Society Foundation, was open to the public. Below are photos from the evening's festivities:



2009 Annual Award Recipients (Left to Right)

Friend of Children Award, Lee Wilson, Graphwit Consulting

Pediatrician of the Year, Rita Westbrook, MD, Knoxville

Senior Pediatrician of the Year, Jeannette Martin, MD, Chattanooga

Senior Pediatrician of the Year, Ralph Greenbaum, MD, Nashville

Special Achievement Award , Governor Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte (not pictured)


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:

Cumberland Pediatric Foundation; Shire Pharmaceuticals


MedImmune; T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital


Atlantic Health Partners; DeRoyal; MAG Mutual Insurance Company; Physicians Pharmaceutical Corporation; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In-Kind Donors:

360 Bistro; Awesome Catering “By George”/ City Cafe East; Cabot Creamery; Chattanooga Bakery. Chattanooga Symphony; Cool Water Orthodontics; Giovanni Ristorante; Lee Wilson, Graphwit Consulting; Honey Baked Ham; Hotel Indigo; Knoxville Symphony; Lewis Letterworks; Nashville Symphony; Sandra McRee; Smoothie King - Belle Meade; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Celebrating excellence in child health advocacy

Each year, we honor remarkable pediatricians who serve children, families and communities all across Tennessee.  On September 26th, pediatricians and others from across the State were honored for the contributions they made to the children they treat, the families they serve, and the communities in which they live.

We featured edible delights provided by Nashville-area chefs as well as fine wine.  The family-friendly event also featured a children’s area where kids romped and were entertained while parents mingled and enjoyed the festive spirit. Musical entertainment was provided which added to the celebratory feel of the evening.  And interesting items were raffled off to several lucky winners, and the proceeds given to the Foundation.

The Pediatrician of the Year Award goes to a member of the Chapter who in the past year has made extraordinary and unique contributions on behalf of Tennessee's children, to his or her community, or to the Chapter.

The Senior Pediatrician of the Year Awards are given to those who have practiced pediatrics for at least 35 years, whether retired or still practicing, and have made a significant impact over time to the welfare of children in his or her community.

Distinguished Service Awards and Friend of Children Awards are typically given to non-pediatricians from the field of government, public health, media, advocacy, etc, who have made outstanding contributions to the health and safety of children over the past year.

Pediatrician of the Year Award Criteria

List of All Past Award Recipients