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Chuck Oberg, MD, FAAP selected as the 2015 MNAAP Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Dr. Oberg is a professor of public health and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He earned an M.P.H. in maternal and child health from the University of Minnesota, an M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his post-graduate residency in the department of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Oberg has a strong interest in global health. He has served both as a consultant as well as providing direct pediatric care in in a number of resource poor countries including Moldova, Thailand and Bhutan.

Previously he served as program director of the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Minnesota and holding the rank of Professor in the School of Public Health  where he also taught Advocacy and Children’s Rights; Children’s Health: Issues, Policies, and Programs; Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Children and Youth in Society. His research interest is in health disparities, childhood poverty, health care access and finance. Additionally, Dr. Oberg served as Chief of Pediatrics at Hennepin County Medical Center.

A well published scholar and practitioner, Dr. Oberg was awarded the 2014 Paul and Sheila Wellstone Public Health Achievement Award, which honors “a person who has distinguished him/herself in public health through outstanding contribution.” Additionally, he received the 2006 Leonard M. Schuman Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, and the 2005 Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics-Minnesota Chapter. Dr. Oberg, in the 1990's, served on the Minnesota Health Care Access Commission and Chaired it's Health Care Delivery Committee that designed what was to become MinnesotaCare.

Dr. Oberg is the current AAP District Vice Chair for District VI, a past President of MNAAP, and current member of the MNAAP Policy Committee. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). We applaud Dr. Oberg for his lifetime commitment to the health of children, teens and families, in Minnesota, nationally and internationally.

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