About The Hezekiah Beardsley CT-AAP Chapter

Portrait: Dr. Hezekiah Beardsley 1748-1790.
Courtesy of the Yale Art Gallery

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has over 600 active members committed to both improving the health and safety of Connecticut's children and supporting those who provide care to these children.

About our name

Hezekiah Beardsley Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is only one of 59 state or regional chapters of the AAP that bears the name of a person.

There was a Hezekiah Beardsley Pediatric Club in Connecticut as early as 1935 that later became the Hezekiah Beardsley Pediatric Section of the Connecticut Medical Society.

When the Connecticut Chapter of the AAP was organized in 1948, the Hezekiah Beardsley eponym of the pre-existing associations was retained.

President's Message

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Web page. On it you will find a guide to upcoming Chapter programs, an archive of past educational webinars and newsletters and links to child health resources in the state.

Whether your interests lie in advocacy, continuing education, clinical innovation or practice transformation you can find a place here to pursue your goals and collaborate with others committed to the health of children.

We are a dynamic chapter- please check back often as we frequently add new programs and updates.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, feedback, or ideas.


Barbara Ziogas, MD, FAAP
CT-AAP office 860 365-2400
CT-AAP email

CT-AAP Staff

Raymond J. Saputelli, CAE
Executive Director

Amy Cheatham
Co-Executive Director

Jeff Leonard
Association Services Coordinator

Mailing Address
750 Main Street, Suite 100
Hartford, CT 06103

Voice 860-525-9738

Fax 860-727-9863

Email click here

Officers and Board of Directors