Naval Hospital Jacksonville physician named pediatrician of the year

Story Number: NNS181121-22Release Date: 11/21/2018 10:59:00 AM
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By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Uniformed Services Chapter West announced Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Love, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville pediatrician, as its 2018 Pediatrician of the Year on Nov. 4, during its 2018 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

The annual award is given to an early-career uniformed pediatrician from each service (Army, Navy, Air Force), and from each chapter of the Uniformed Services section of AAP (East and West).

More than 11,000 pediatricians and healthcare professionals attended the four-day event in Orlando.

Love received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville deliver quality health care, in an integrated system of readiness and health.  NH Jacksonville includes five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia.  It serves 163,000 active-duty and retired sailors, Marines, soldiers, airmen, guardsmen, and their families, including 84,000 patients who are enrolled with a primary care manager.  To find out more, visit


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Naval Hospital Jacksonville Pediatrician of the Year
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2018) " Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Love, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville pediatrician, interviews an adolescent patient at the hospital™s Pediatrics Clinic. Love was recently selected as 2018 Pediatrician of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics™ Uniformed Services Chapter West. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).
November 21, 2018
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