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Joyce Elizabeth Mauk, M.D. voted president-elect of texas pediatric society


FORT WORTH, TXOctober 7, 2015 – Texas Pediatric Society announced Joyce Elizabeth Mauk, M.D. CEO/Medical Director of Child Study Center, as President-Elect for the 2015-2016 calendar year followed by an automatic presidency in 2017.

The Texas Pediatric Society — the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics — believes that the most important resource of the state of Texas is its children, and pledges its efforts to promote their health and welfare. The society is a state professional nonprofit organization of more than 3,500 Texas pediatricians and several hundred medical students.

 “I am honored to assume the leadership of Texas’ largest organization representing pediatricians and supporting children,” said Dr. Mauk. “My leadership of this organization confirms the prominence of Child Study Center in the state and recognizes the importance of advocacy for developmental disabilities.”

As CEO/Medical Director of Child Study Center, Dr. Mauk provides both clinical and administrative leadership to the Center, which offers diagnosis, treatment and education to children from birth to 21 years of age with complex developmental and behavioral challenges. Her plans for the future are to focus on scientifically validated care, complex developmental disabilities, and developing national prominence.

Dr. Mauk is Specialty Boarded in Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics. In these capacities she gained experience not only as a physician executive with emphasis on administrative responsibilities, but also as a respected and published neurodevelopmental pediatrician. She has done extensive research on autism spectrum disorders, psychopharmacology and behavioral disorders.

Dr. Mauk is a member of Cook Children's Physician Network, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a frequent physician consultant, lecturer and legislative advocate for mental health and developmental disabilities issues.

“We are excited about Dr. Mauk serving as President-elect for the Texas Pediatric Society. She has been a leader within the society for many years as an executive board member and chair of the TPS Committee on Mental Health,” said Tricia Hall, Executive Director, Texas Pediatric Society. “Dr. Mauk is uniquely qualified to lead the TPS given her combination of skills as a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and her executive experience as a CEO/Medical Director, thus providing both clinical and administrative experience for our statewide organization.  She brings her passion for caring for kids to our organization, and we are so fortunate to have her as our President-elect for the coming year.”


Child Study Center (CSC) provides children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities the highest quality diagnosis, treatment and education, helping them achieve their full potential.  Founded in 1962, CSC is a non-profit 501(C) (3) organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.  Located near downtown Fort Worth, CSC is one of the few centers in the nation offering multiple services under one roof.  The Center includes developmental pediatric and psychology services, an educational facility for children with special needs (Jane Justin School), and an intensive program for Applied Behavioral Analysis for children with autism. www.cscfw.org