Dr. Scott Krugman, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, has been named a 2013 Local Hero by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In 2000, Krugman founded Franklin Square's Child Protection Team, and is a member of the child abuse medical providers faculty, the Baltimore County Child Fatality Review Team, the Baltimore County Child Protection Review Panel and is a past member of the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, according to a statement from MedStar spokeswoman Debra Schindler.
Krugman is the president of the AAP Maryland Chapter and a past chair of its child maltreatment committee.
He received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical College, where he was recognized as a leader by his peers and teachers, according to a letter of nomination from Dr. Harsha Bhagtani, a Franklin Square pediatrician.
Krugman, a third generation pediatrician, has received many awards and honors for his work with underserved and abused children and for his leadership and achievement.
Fluent in Spanish, Krugman provides care to a large number of Hispanic children with special health care needs.
"In summary, Dr. Scott Krugman exemplifies what it means to be a community pediatrician," Bhagtani wrote in the nomination letter. "He cares for children and their families; mentors and teaches other doctors, residents, medical students, nurses and social workers; and advocates improving the care of all children to make our community a better place."