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Gregory A. Szumlas, MD, FAAP

  • Attending Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1991.

Residency: Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship: Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.


Curriculum development; patient education; residency training; literacy promotion

Services and Specialties

General and Community Pediatrics, Primary Care


Primary care clinical research; curriculum development; primary care of asthma

Research Areas

General and Community Pediatrics

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Inequities in Public Library Branch Access and Children's Book Circulation in a Midwestern American City. Crosh, CC; Hutton, JS; Szumlas, GA; Xu, Y; Beck, AF; Riley, CL. 2022; 6.

Shared Reading and Risk of Social-Emotional Problems. Martin, KJ; Beck, AF; Xu, Y; Szumlas, GA; Hutton, JS; Crosh, CC; Copeland, KA. Pediatrics. 2022; 149.

A Combined Reach Out and Read and Imagination Library Program on Kindergarten Readiness. Szumlas, GA; Petronio, P; Mitchell, MJ; Johnson, AJ; Henry, TR; DeWitt, TG. Pediatrics. 2021; 147.

Encouraging Parental Reading for High-Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infants. Jain, VG; Kessler, C; Lacina, L; Szumlas, GA; Crosh, C; Hutton, JS; Needlman, R; Dewitt, TG. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 232:95-102.

Beyond the numbers: Social and emotional benefits of participation in the Imagination Library home-based literacy programme. Neyer, SL; Szumlas, GA; Vaughn, LM. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. 2021; 21:60-81.

The Intersection of Education and Healthcare: Supporting Children with Chronic Health Conditions. Olszewski, A; Scarborough, DR; Szumlas, GA. Health Behavior and Policy Review. 2021; 8:184-193.

A Jittery Newborn With an Abnormal Newborn Screen. Cooper, EE; Szumlas, GA; Lombardo, RC; Real, FJ. Clinical Pediatrics. 2019; 58:1354-1356.

From the Blog

Daily Reading to Kids: 9 Tips for Fitting It In and Making It Count
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Daily Reading to Kids: 9 Tips for Fitting It In and Making It Count

By Greg Szumlas, MD3/1/2022

These Reading Programs Support Kindergarten Readiness
Community Health

These Reading Programs Support Kindergarten Readiness

Gregory A. Szumlas, MD, FAAP, Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP6/3/2021

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