Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Section Head of Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Senior Vice President/Chief Quality Office at Texas Children’s Hospital. He  received his medical degree and doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania, completed his residency and fellowship training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP),  and he earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. He holds subspecialty certifications in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics.   He is also a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) within the American Association for Physician Leadership. He completed the Patient Safety Certificate Program from the Quality Colloquium, is certified in medical quality (CMQ) as designated by the American Board of Medical Quality and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Quality. Dr. Giardino is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Health Finance. He is a recipient of the Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award. He is a recipient of the Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award.   

His academic accomplishments include published articles, chapters and textbooks on child abuse and neglect, contributions to several national curricula on the evaluation of child maltreatment, presentations on a variety of pediatric topics at both national and regional conferences. .He is a Board member for several national and regional boards, including the United States Center for SafeSport, Prevent Child Abuse America and the National Advisory Council of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) for the U.S, Catholic Church.  He is also co-editor of the Children at Risk Journal of Applied Research on Children, Informing Policy for Children at Risk.  He has served on the National Review Board (NRD) for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, providing advice on how to best protect children from sexual abuse.