The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) was founded in 1930 by 35 pediatricians as an independent forum to address children’s health needs. Membership now stands at 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists The AAP has the largest pediatric publishing program in the world, with more than 300 titles for consumers and over 500 for physicians and other healthcare professionals, including scientific journals, continuing education periodicals, a membership news magazine, and manuals on topics such as infectious diseases and school health.
The AAP is among the early participating publishers in Doody’s Review Service, sending us its books since 1993. Over the years, we have received 269 titles and have published expert reviews of 124 of them. In the past year, we have received 19 AAP titles, and have published reviews of five of them, with more pending. Doody’s Core Titles 2015 features 17 AAP titles, three of which were selected in two specialty areas. Not surprisingly, seven of these titles were selected as Essential Purchase titles.