Pediatrician to Receive Award for Breastfeeding Advocacy

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department is recognizing Sylvia S. Choi, MD, of Franklin Park, for her work to promote breastfeeding and support of breastfeeding moms and their babies.

“We commend Dr. Choi for being an effective breastfeeding advocate not only with new mothers and their infants but with medical students and residents by educating them on the importance of breastfeeding, which helps create a future generation of advocates,” said Acting Health Director Dr. Ron Voorhees.

Dr. Choi is Associate Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Medical Director of the Feeding and Swallowing Center; and a member of The Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Service at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

In a demonstration of her strong commitment to continually learn more about breastfeeding, Dr. Choi attended the annual international conference of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine in both 2011 and 2012.  She is equally committed to sharing her knowledge with others by supporting breastfeeding education for Children’s Hospital staff and seeing patients for consultative feeding evaluations.

A Certificate of Achievement from the Health Department will be presented to Dr. Choi at a Women, Infants and Children Program staff meeting on September 11.  

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