How Your Childhood Affects Your Health
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Dr. Joseph Zanga joins Dr. Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his work in pediatrics and how childhood trauma impacts adult health.
Meet Our Guest
Joseph Zanga, MD, a past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), now living in Sanford, North Carolina, is a specialist in pediatrics, and the retired Chief of Pediatrics for Columbus Regional Health/Columbus Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Georgia.
A Fordham University (FCO ’66) and Loyola Medical School graduate, Dr. Zanga completed a pediatric residency at the Medical College of Virginia, where he also served as Chief Resident. For a major portion of his career (19 years), Dr. Zanga served as an Associate Professor, then Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia. During that time he was Chair of the Division of General Pediatrics and Emergency Care, Director of the Central Virginia Injury Prevention Center (including the Virginia Poison Center), Director of the Child Protection Committee, and Project Director for several grant funded programs.
Dr. Zanga has also served at other institutions as principal investigator for several federal and other grants and is author or co-author of over 30 articles, 15 AAP publications, 20 book chapters and monographs, and numerous abstracts, reports and Letters to medical journals. Retirement in North Carolina has allowed him to join several community advocacy projects.
During his term as President of the AAP, Dr. Zanga focused on several major issues, including preprofessional education, workforce, child abuse and other violence prevention, substance abuse prevention, children and the media, sexually transmitted infections/adolescent health, and financial access to health care for all children. He also promoted the importance of family for the health and well-being of children.
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