Michelle A.  Cretella, M.D.

Michelle A. Cretella, M.D.

Dr. Michelle Cretella is President of the American College of Pediatricians and a general pediatrician with a special interest in behavioral pediatrics. She was elected to the College’s Board of Directors in 2005. Prior to being elected President in 2015, Dr. Cretella chaired the Adolescent Sexuality Committee, Pediatric Psychosocial Development Committee, and Scientific Policy Committee. In these roles she became one of the College's chief researchers, writers and spokespersons on issues of pediatric mental and sexual health. She is regularly consulted by Breitbart News, FRC, One News Now, Relevant Radio and many others. Her article Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate was published in the 2016 summer issue of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.