Dr. John L. Green, 2017

Dr. John L. GreenFormer American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) board member John L. Green, MD, 82, of Penfield, N.Y., died March 26, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Green was a general pediatrician in a private practice in Rochester, N.Y., for 34 years.

A memorial service for Dr. Green will be held at Temple B'rith Kodesh in Rochester on Monday, April 3, at 2 pm. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service. For more information, view Dr. Green’s obituary.

Dr. Green started volunteering with the ABP in 1981 as an Oral Examiner and served on several ABP committees until retiring in 2004. He was instrumental in developing the Program for Renewal of Certification in Pediatrics (PRCP) and chaired the PRCP Policy Committee for many years. He also served on the PRCP Clinical Problems Committee and the PRCP Evaluating Quality in Practice (EQUIP) Committee. He was a liaison to the Pediatric Cardiology Subboard in its early years and served on the ABP Board of Directors from 1987 to 1992.

Dr. Green also worked closely with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the Pediatric Review Education Program (PREP) Advisory Group. He received AAP’s Clifford G. Grulee Award for outstanding service in 1994.

Dr. Green was also a Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester, where he worked with and mentored new physicians.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marlene; his children, David (Cindy) Green, Suzanne (Rick) Luce, Peter (Kevin McGarry) Green; grandchildren, Brandon, Amanda, Hannah and Daniel Green, Matthew and Maggie Luce, Andrew and Vincent McGarry; great grandchildren, Liam and Hayden Green; special niece and nephews, and many dear friends.