Michelle Cretella, M.D. is President of the American College of Pediatricians and a general pediatrician with a special interest in behavioral pediatrics. She was elected to the College's Board of Directors in 2005 and elected President in 2015. She became one of the College's chief researchers, writers, and spokespersons for pediatric mental and sexual health. Her article "gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate" was published in the 2016 Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Cretella serves on the Medical Committee of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity. She also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Research and Therapy for Homosexuality (NARTH) from 2010-2015. Dr. Cretella received her medical degree in 1994 from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After 15 years, she left clinical practice to devote more time to family and the College.