Errol R. Alden, MD

Errol R. Alden

Title: Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Company: Uniformed Services University of the Health Science
Location: Marengo, Illinois, United States

Errol R. Alden, MD, FAAP, COL MC USA (Ret.), Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Uniformed Services University of the Health Science, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatrics.

Having accrued more than five decades of professional expertise in the medical field, Dr. Alden attended the Ohio State University, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in 1962 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1966. Continuing his studies, he completed a rotating internship and a residency in pediatrics at the Madigan Army Medical Center by 1969, as well as a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Washington by 1972. Presently, Dr. Alden excels in his role as a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, a role he commenced in 1981.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Alden served the American Academy of Pediatrics in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, as the executive director, chief executive officer, deputy executive officer, associate executive director and director of the Department of Education between 1987 and 2015. Notably, in the 1970s and 1980s, he served as the chief of the Department of Pediatrics at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the U.S. Army Hospital and Madigan Army Medical Center, where he had also been the chief of Newborn and Inpatient Services. Earlier, he worked as an attending medical staff member at the University of Washington and Children’s Orthopedic Hospital of Seattle. Dr. Alden also taught as a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago from 1991 to 2004 and at the University of Washington in 1972 and 1975.

Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Dr. Alden served as the president of the International Pediatric Association from 2019 to 2021, and has maintained involvement as the president of the executive committee since 2011. Well regarded for his exemplary performance, he was the recipient of the Ihsan Dogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize from the World Health Organization in 2020, as well as the Abraham Jacobi Memorial Award in 2017 and the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 from the American Medical Association, among others. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Alden has been featured in various editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Notably, he is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army.

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