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by Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President,
Children's Health Fund
One of the unique aspects of Children's Health Fund (CHF) programs is the doctor/patient relationships that develop. Because many of our patients don’t have access to a plethora of health care services, our doctors go above and beyond enhancing the health of their patients and often become mentors, friends, and advocates for families within the communities they serve. Alina Olteanu, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director of CHF’s New Orleans Children’s Health Project and head of the section of Community Pediatrics and Global Health in the Tulane School of Medicine, is no exception. Since 2009 Alina has run NOCHP, providing care to the poor and underserved children in New Orleans. Her patients say she is not only a doctor, but also a great friend, who is available all hours of the day.
This weekend, we are proud to announce that Dr. Olteanu will receive the 2010 Council on Community Pediatrics Local Heroes Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, CA. This annual award recognizes Dr. Olteanu’s leadership through community action and advocacy for kids in the New Orleans community.
Congratulations, Alina we are proud of your work and so happy you’re being recognized for all that you do for the children of New Orleans!