Illinois EMSC Recognizes Steven Krug, MD, FAAP, for Excellence in Pediatric Care

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program honored Steven Krug, MD, FAAP, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to pediatric emergency medical care. This award was presented to Dr. Krug at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offices in May 2019. The Ron W. Lee, MD – Excellence in Pediatric Care Awards are given annually by IDPH and EMSC to recognize those dedicated to pediatric emergency care and childhood injury prevention initiatives. See the IDPH Press Release and pictures for additional information.

Dr. Krug is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the prior chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Krug has held several leadership roles within the AAP, presently serving as the Chairperson of the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council, and as the Academy’s Specialty Advisor to the

American Medical Association Resource-based Relative Value Scale Update Committee. He has been actively involved as a leader within the EMSC program for more than 30 years, presently serving on the Advisory Boards for the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center and the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center.

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Dr. Krug with AAP President-Elect Sara H Goza, MD, FAAP; and AAP Board of Directors members Dennis M Cooley, MD, FAAP; and Richard H Tuck, MD, FAAP

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