CHOP Physician Named PROS Director

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Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, was appointed director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network. As director, Fiks will lead a network that has a nearly 30-year history of research that guides practice and policy.

Fiks was a CHOP pediatric resident between 1997 and 2000 and currently serves as associate director of CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness. He is also a primary care pediatrician, board-certified clinical informatician, and associate professor of pediatrics at CHOP and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fiks’ research is directed at improving outcomes for ambulatory pediatric patients by improving health decision-making and health information technology. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, as well as private foundations.