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