Pediatrician Elaine Donoghue Joins Children’s Board

The Board of Directors of Community Services for Children recently elected Elaine Donoghue, MD, to the Board. Dr Donoghue is the Vice Chair for Medical Education in the Department of Pediatrics at the Lehigh Valley Health Network. She helped to establish the LVHN Pediatric residency program in 2012.

She is an academic general pediatrician who did her undergraduate work at Georgetown University and subsequently graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1985 and completed her residency at Emory in 1988. After serving four years in the Army at Fort Benning, she moved to University of Connecticut where she began to pursue her interests in teaching pediatrics to pediatric residents.  In 1992, she moved to New Jersey to take a teaching position at St. Peter’s University Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She moved to Jersey Shore University Hospital in 2004 to become the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics.

Dr. Donoghue holds the Grube Endowed Chair for Medical Education at LVHN. She has been active in the development of the USF SELECT medical student program which is a joint effort between the University of South Florida and Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Dr. Donoghue has a strong interest in early childhood and has served on several American Academy of Pediatrics committees in a leadership position and co-authored a book, Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and School with Dr. Colleen Kraft in 2009.  She received the AAP Susan S. Aronson Award for her work in early education and child care in 2010.

Community Services for Children is a regional leader in early childhood education, providing direct services to children, families and childcare providers in 16 counties of Northeast Pennsylvania affecting 35,000 children annually. Programs include Early Head Start, Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Northeast Regional Key Keystone STARS, and Child Care Information Services of Lehigh County.

September 6th, 2016

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