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Medical Director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center Receives Prestigious Award from American Academy of Pediatrics


Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, was recently honored by the Executive Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with the 2015 Clifford G. Grulee Award, which honors outstanding service to the AAP beyond that required of the elected leadership.

The award was created to honor Dr. Grulee, one of America's most noted pediatric personalities, upon his retirement from the Board as Executive Secretary in 1951. The award presentation was held at the Annual Business Meeting at the Academy’s National Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., in October.

AAP Executive Director/CEO Errol R. Alden, MD, FAAP, said, “Dr. Fisher has been instrumental in the Academy’s continued pursuit of its mission, and this award is presented on behalf of the Academy and the children it serves.”

Dr. Fisher is a former member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases; AAP Committee on Continuing Medical Education; and the AAP Section on Infectious Diseases Executive Committee. She also served as an officer of the AAP New Jersey Chapter and is a former chair of the AAP Global Immunization Project Advisory Committee.

She is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Monmouth and oversees The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, which offers care for children and families with a breadth and depth unrivaled throughout the region. Monmouth Medical Center offers comprehensive care in virtually every area of pediatric medicine — delivered from the first fragile days of life through adolescence in a family-friendly environment. On December 28, Monmouth Medical Center marks the 10th anniversary of being licensed by New Jersey as an official Children’s Hospital for Monmouth and Ocean counties.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

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