Los Angeles Pediatric Society History

The Los Angeles Pediatric Society was organized January 19, 1934 as the Pediatric Section of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. There were 47 charter members. In 1970, the society withdrew from its association with the Los Angeles County Medical Association and became an independent organization. Today, with over 800 members, it is the oldest and largest independent pediatric society in the world. Membership is open to all pediatricians, pediatric specialists and allied health professionals. Members from outside of California are affiliate members.

The society sponsors a number of annual meetings, including the Annual Brennemann Memorial Lectures (started in 1944) and Annual Parmelee Memorial Lecture (started in 1962).

Click on the links below to see the list of speakers for the Annual Brennemann and Parmelee Lectures, the list of Officers who have served on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society, as well as other information on the history of LAPS.

Charter Members of LAPS

Joseph Brennemann, MD Biography

Brennemann Lectures History

Arthur Parmelee, MD Biography

Parmelee Lectures History

Clifford Rubin, MD Biography

S. Michael Marcy, MD Biography

Past Officers of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society