Pediatrician and Baltimore County Medical Association member, Scott Krugman, M.D., received the pediatrician of the year award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Krugman, chairman of pediatrics at Franklin Square Hospital, was awarded in part for his work in reducing low birth weight in Essex area and the southeast side of the county. He started a statewide performance improvement network in which pediatricians meet monthly to discuss best practices and championed the hospital’s “healthy baby’ efforts.
He told the Towson Times that he thought it was in recognition of the state chapter and the Franklin Square pediatrics department, which has grown since he has worked for the hospital since 1998. Dr. Krugman, who is married and has two teenage sons, came to Franklin Square as one of its first staff pediatricians in 1998.