Newsmaker: Dr. Robert H. Squires
Noteworthy: The American Academy of Pediatrics honored Squires with its 2015 Murray Davidson Award Oct. 9 at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes someone who has made significant contributions to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
Occupation: Director of pediatric hepatology, a program of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville.
Family: Wife, Janet Squires; son, Greg Squires, an architect in Seattle; Jim Squires, doctor at Children's; daughter, Beth Wangaard, civil engineer in Washington ,D.C.
Education: Received M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas; bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Raised in El Paso, Texas, and worked in pediatric gastroenterology in Fort Worth and Dallas before moving to Pittsburgh in 2003.
Quote: “I am humbled that my colleagues consider me to be deserving of an award that includes my heroes in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. ... This very special award is a testament to my fortunate encounters with strong mentors, colleagues and patients and to my wonderfully supportive and accomplished family.”