Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH

Position: Commissioner

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Term Ends: April 2021

Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, is professor of pediatrics, executive vice chair, and vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to joining UCLA, he served as chief of the division of general pediatrics and professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester and as associate director of the Center for Community Health within the University of Rochester’s Clinical Translational Research Institute. His research has addressed CHIP and child health insurance, access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes, including the delivery of primary care with a focus on immunization delivery, health care financing, and children with chronic disease. From 1986 to 2014 he served as chairman of the board of the Monroe Plan for Medical Care, a large Medicaid and CHIP managed care plan in upstate New York. He is editor-in-chief of Academic Pediatrics and has served as the president of the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Szilagyi received his medical and public health degrees from the University of Rochester.

Financial Interests

University of California, Los Angeles, employer and spouse’s employer
Academic Pediatrics, editor
Lippincott Wolters Kluwer, editor of pediatrics section of Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (textbook)


Academic Pediatric Association, board member