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Bonnie Camp

Bunik appointed the Bonnie W. Camp, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics

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Maya Bunik MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics in School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory at Children’s Hospital Colorado has been appointed the Bonnie W. Camp, MD, PhD Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics.

Bunik was taught by Dr. Camp as a resident and chief resident at CU in the late 1980’s. She has been a primary care leader for many years, first at Oakland Children’s and most recently as Medical Director of the Child Health Clinic. Dr. Bunik has led numerous quality improvement initiatives and is a successful health services researcher developing and publishing on developmental screening and referral follow-up, the Baby and Me parenting group program, First Five Program incentivizing well childcare visit adherence and continuity. She has been instrumental in universal screening for developmental delays, psychosocial and behavioral health issues. She is a national leader in the American Academy of Pediatrics as Chair of the Section on Breastfeeding and has spent her career supporting maternal and infant mental health.

Dr. Bunik was recently promoted to an inaugural position as Associate Chief Medical Officer-Ambulatory for Children’s Hospital Colorado and her leadership in primary care, breastfeeding consultation, and leadership both in the clinic and through the pandemic prepared her for this new role. She has served as a mentor to many students, residents and providers and brings a passion and a practical side to teaching.

Support made possible by the Bonnie W. Camp, MD, PhD Endowment at the University of Colorado Foundation will further the work of Dr. Camp as well as that of the late Dr. Stephen Berman by promoting early brain development in children through enhanced parent/caregiver interactions and the distribution of educational tools developed by Drs. Camp, Berman, and other colleagues.