President-Elect Candidate, American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Tom Tryon is a general pediatrician with broad-based experience and a global perspective. Growing up the son of a missionary and living in remote areas much of his childhood strongly influenced his decision to become a pediatrician and life-long child advocate.
Following residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Dr. Tryon practiced for four years as a solo practitioner and the sole pediatrician in a small town in Oklahoma. He then joined a group practice for a short stint in an urban community before transitioning to an urban solo practice for six years. In 2006, he returned to Children’s Mercy where today he is the Associate Division Director of the Section of Urgent Care and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics.
Dr. Tryon is a passionate advocate for pediatricians and pediatric specialists, the practice of Pediatrics, and for children and families. He has served on the executive committee of state AAP chapters in both Oklahoma and Missouri, including as Missouri chapter president. Currently, he is Chair of the AAP Committee on Membership and is dedicated to engaging more members and creating more value in AAP membership.
He recently completed his executive MBA at the UMKC Bloch School of Management in Kansas City.
Dr. Tryon and his wife, Jackie, a pediatric and NICU nurse and lactation consultant, have four children.
He enjoys singing and playing the piano, organ and accordion. He also had one acting debut as Captain von Trapp in a little theater production of “The Sound of Music.”
Why I’m Running for AAP President-Elect
Pursuing the Presidency of the American Academy of Pediatrics is a humbling yet exhilarating experience. I am grateful to the National Nominating Committee for this opportunity. Having served as a chapter president and as a committee chair, I have great respect for each AAP member and for your hard work and dedication. Like you, I love being a Pediatrician... Read more »