First 5 High Five
Dr. Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician in San Diego, Calif. Currently, he is the Director of Projects and Past President at the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAP -CA3). He works on the team providing countywide coordination and support for First 5 San Diego’s Health Development Services (HDS) and First 5 First Steps, First 5 San Diego’s home visiting program.
Dr. Gidwani serves on many local boards and is often asked to speak and keynote at conferences as well as present workshops and seminars around healthy development for young children. Recently, Dr. Gidwani was a distinguished keynote speaker at the We Can’t Wait Conference in September, and in October he was a presenter at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting and a featured panelist and moderator at the Raising of America Sneak Preview event. Dr. Gidwani was also a presenter of the workshop “Strengthening Parent-Child Relationship through Play” at the inaugural First 5 San Diego Parent Summit and is a featured contributor of First 5 San Diego’s newsletter.
Dr. Gidwani received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and has been in practice for 19 years. He also has a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He combines his medicine and public health background to promote the wellbeing of children and their families in our community.