Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine

The Robert M. Heavenrich, MD, Endowed Lecture in Pediatrics has been presented annually since 1992 by a wide range of notable scholars in pediatric medicine. These include:

  • 2014 – Stephen R. Guertin, MD, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Director Emeritus at Sparrow Health System, Physician member of the Shiawassee County Children's Advocacy Center, Doctor of Medicine from Southwestern Medical School.
  • 2013 – Robert Noll, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Psychology, Department of Pediatrics School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
  • 2012 – Martin T. Stein, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego in the Division of Child Development and Community Health.
  • 2011 – Sarah Long, MD, Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 2010 – Lewis First, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics, Vermont Children’s Hospital, Editor-in chief of Pediatrics
  • 2009 – George A. Bray, MD, Boyd Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2008 – Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
  • 2007 – Renee Jenkins, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Howard University School of Medicine, President, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2006 – Jennie Ching-I Tsao, PhD, UCLA Pediatric Pain Program
  • 2005 – Herman B. Gray, Jr., MD, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • 2004 – Jeanne G. Lewandowski, MD, Pediatric Medical Director, Hospice of Michigan, Michigan Commission on End of Life Care
  • 2003 – Bruce L. Evatt, MD, Director, Division of Hereditary Blood Disorders, Center for Disease Control
  • 2002 – Ronald V. Marino, DO, MPH, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2001 – Howard Schubiner, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • 2000 – Ivan B. Pless, CM, BA, MD, FRCP (C), McGill University Faculty of Medicine
  • 1999 – Michael L. Bennish, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • 1998 – W. Archie Bleyer, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Chair, Children’s Cancer Group
  • 1997 – Alvin H. Crawford, MD, Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Medical Center, Cincinnati
  • 1996 – Kevin Seitz, MSW, Vice President of Planning & Policy, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan
  • 1995 – Arthur Kohrman, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • 1994 – William B. Weil, MD, Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics & Human Development, Michigan State University
  • 1993 – Howard A. Pearson, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University
  • 1992 – Antoinette Parisi Eaton, MD, Ohio State University