Kristi Samaddar, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and works in the outpatient division. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Michigan. She has been involved with AzAAP was a part of the continuing medical education and the obesity and food insecurity committees. She is currently an associate program director for the pediatric residency program at PCH with a special interest in quality improvement, safety, and advocacy. Within her group’s practice, she has led several projects to improve care for patients with asthma, increased body mass index, and to pilot screening for adverse childhood experiences. For the pediatric residents, she teaches the quality improvement curriculum and is director of the advocacy track. She collaborates with a local elementary school as a frequent speaker for a parent group. She is fluent in Spanish. When not working, she enjoys running, hiking and traveling. She is grateful for the support of family including her husband, three children, and canine running partner.