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Diane Pappas, MD,  JD

Diane E Pappas, MD, JD

Department: Pediatrics Division: General Pediatrics Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, CF, Director of Child Advocacy ABMS Certification: General Pediatrics, 1994, Recertification 2008 Other Appointment: Director of Child Advocacy; Medical Director, Child Health Advocacy Program; Medical Director, Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Orange Pediatrics
Orange Medical Center Suite A 661 University Ln. Orange, VA 22960 Phone: 540.661.3025


Dr. Pappas was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. She obtained her B.S. degree from the College of William and Mary. She also obtained a law degree from the University of Virginia before obtaining her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where she also completed her residency training in pediatrics. She has been a member of the University of Virginia pediatric faculty since 1995.

Dr. Pappas is also the Medical Director of the UVA Child Health Advocacy Program (Medical-Legal Partnership), which seeks to connect families with legal aid services when needed. Additionally, she serves as the Medical Director of the Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children, a state agency that provides care coordination services to children with special health care needs.

She is active in the community and in the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. When she is not working, she enjoys travel, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Burtis Burr Breese Award, 2011 
  • VA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Child Advocacy Award, 2009


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