Avril Beckford, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Community Pediatrician Representative

Board member

Scottish Rite

Practice
Wellstar Pediatric and Adolescent Center
4581 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Ga 30080
770-801-5000
Education and Training Medical Degree: University of Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Town, 1976 - 1982
Residency: Pediatrics, Penn State University Children's Hospital, Hershey, PA, 1985 - 1988


Certifications

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Professional Scientific Societies
  • Wellstar Board of Trustees
  • Past Chair Georgia Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics
  • Wellstar Foundation Board
  • 1998 Society Board
  • Lovett School Board
  • National Nominating Committee, Academy of Pediatrics
  • AOA National Honors Society

Publications / Presentations
  • Authored/co-authored 4 publications
  • Authored/co-authored 2 journal articles
  • Participated in 5+ national presentations
  • Participated in 20 + local presentations

Awards/Honors
  • AOA National Honors Society
  • Most Outstanding Very Large Pediatric Chapter in the Academy of Pediatrics during presidency in 2010
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, Penn State Children's Hospital, 1986

Professional Interests
  • Volunteerism on behalf of Children with Diabetes
  • Author of 3 books
  • Public Speaking
  • Hiking and International Travel

Privileges Scottish Rite


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