Gary F. Krieger, MD, Pediatric Advocacy Award

Dr. Krieger was a leader in the field of pediatrics and child health advocacy. He began his career at USC undergraduate school, continuing his education at University of Chicago Medical School, and ultimately completing his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 1968.  Dr. Krieger played a tremendous role in local, state, and national medical policies through his dedication to children and the healthcare system.  He advocated at the state and national levels for healthcare reform, quality of care issues, and medical coverage for all individuals, especially children. The Gary F. Krieger, M.D. Pediatric Advocacy Award has been created in his honor to encourage the leadership and promotion of healthcare issues that he modeled throughout his life.


The purpose of this one-year award is to enable the selected resident(s) to apply their interest in health advocacy through the development and implementation of a specific project.  The award will provide the financial support to the selected resident’s initiative in advocacy, and help the resident to develop and establish a sustainable project on the community and/or legislative levels. 

2015 Recipients:

LARC First: Developing a curriculum for pediatricians in training- Drs. Rachel Marano, Marie Lafortune, Kacey O’Malley

2014 Recipients:

School-based program to improve sexual health among adolescents- Drs. Alison Faber, Kevin Fang, Leslie Rosenthal, Julia Pratt, Amy Yeh