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Scott Needle, M.D.

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Chair

Dr. Scott Needle is a practicing community pediatrician and Medical Director for the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a Federally Qualified Health Center. He has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council since its inception in 2007. He has written and lectured extensively on the needs of children and the role of pediatricians in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and has worked closely with numerous local, state, and federal groups. He was one of the lead authors on the 2015 AAP Policy Statement, “Ensuring the Health of Children in Disasters.” Dr. Needle received his M.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed pediatric internship and residency at New England Medical Center/Tufts University in Boston. He is also a member of the Clinical Faculty of Florida State University. Photograph of Scott Needle, M.D., Chief Medical Officer Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD)

  • This page last reviewed: April 30, 2018