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Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA | President + CEO Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA | President + CEO

American Board of Pediatrics


The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) named Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA as their next President and Chief Executive Officer, assuming her new role on January 1, 2022.

Schaechter is a practicing general pediatrician, educator, child health leader, and policy analyst who most recently served as the Department Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She was a Health Policy Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she worked with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. An advocate for children’s health, Schaechter has significant board experience with organizations such as the American Heart Association of South Florida, the National Injury Free Coalition for Kids, The Children’s Trust, the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, and the Miami Children’s Museum.

Schaechter holds a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and Ethics from Brown University and completed her MD at Stanford School of Medicine. She received her MBA and was recognized as valedictorian of her class at the University of Miami School of Business.

IM Partner Ariannah Mirick led this search with Micah Pierce.