Award Recipient, Stephen A. Holve, MD (right)
with former AAP Committee on Native American Child Health Chairperson, Lance Chilton, MD (left) .
The 2008 Native American Child Health Advocacy Award was presented to Stephen A. Holve, MD on Sunday, October 12, 2008 in conjunction with the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Boston, MA. Dr. Steve Holve is a Captain in the United States Public Health Service and the Chief Clinical Consultant in Pediatrics for the Indian Health Service. He attended medical school at UCSD and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Colorado. He has worked in clinical pediatrics on the Navajo Nation in the Southwest for the past 23 years and is also Chief of Pediatrics at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation. In his nomination letter, Dr Holve is described as "a consummate pediatrician" who "has set an exceptionally high standard and example for the practice of clinical and community pediatrics". Dr Holve has also been instrumental in establishing a new Reach Out and Read Coalition devoted to AI/AN children.