Annamaria Theresa Church, MD,FAAP

Contact Information

HCMC Paris Pediatrics
243 Jim Adams Dr.
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 731-644-2747


Medical Education

  • University of Detroit | Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biology | Summa cum Laude, 1975
  • Wayne State University, School of Medicine | Degree: Doctor of Medicine, 1979


  • Residency in Pediatrics | William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan


  • Medical License, Michigan, 5315144978
  • Medical License, Florida, ME100100
  • Medical License, Tennessee 44007
  • Medical License, Virginia 101262623
  • Medical License, California G162055
    BLS, NRP, PALS certified


  • National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1980 (Permanent Certification)
  • American Board of Pediatrics, September 1984

Professional Societies

  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Academic Pediatric Association
    (SIG –Child Abuse
    SIG-Continuity Clinic Directors)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1984-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Child Abuse
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia Chapter (2017)
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors (1998-2015)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Tennessee Chapter (2008-2016)
    (Board Member at Large 2011-2015)
    (Legislative Committee 2012-2015)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Chapter (2007-2009)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Michigan Chapter (1983-2006)
    (Chair, Child Advocacy Committee, 1986-1989)
    (Chair, Child Abuse and Neglect Committee, 2003- 2006)
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
  • Michigan Chapter, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    [Board Member (2000) President-elect (2001), President (2002)Board Member (2003- 2006)]
  • Florida Chapter, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American Medical Association (1997-2001)
  • American Medical Association, Women’s Congress (1997-2001)
  • Michigan State Medical Society (1984-2003, 2005-2006)
  • Kent County Medical Society (2005- 2006)
  • Oakland County Medical Society (1984-2003)
  • Christian Medical Dental Society


  • 2008 Cited, “Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians” 2008
  • 2007 Cited, Best Doctors in America
  • 2007 Cited, “Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians” 2007
  • 2003 Nominated, Distinguished Alumni Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • 2002 Golden Bear Award for Excellence in Teaching, Primary Pediatrics, Pediatric Residency Program, Henry Ford Health System
  • 2002 Service Award, Oakland County, Michigan
  • 1998 Nominated, Lori Schneider Outstanding Teaching Award, Henry Ford Health System
  • 1998 Cited Best Doctors in Michigan, Woodward/White
  • 1998 Cited, Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White
  • 1996 Golden Bear Award for Excellence in Teaching, Primary Pediatrics, Pediatric Residency Program, Henry Ford Health System
  • 1995 Cited, Best Doctors in the Midwest Region, Woodward/White
  • 1992 Teaching Award, Medicine-Pediatrics, St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland
  • 1991 Child Advocate of the Year, Oakland County
  • 1990 Cited, Who’s Who in the Midwest, 19th, 20th, 21st ed.
  • 1990 Cited, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1st ed.
  • 1989 Cited, 2000 Notable Women, 1st ed.
  • 1984 Outstanding Young Women in America Award
  • 1984 Outstanding Pediatric Clinical Instructor, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI


Sanguino, S., Bernstein, H., Church,A., Dabrow, Dhepysuawan, N, S., Serwint, J. “Oral Health
Promotion During Well Visits” Clinical Pediatrics, May,2017

Serwint, JR, Bostwick, S, Burke AE, Church, A, Gogo, A, Hofkosh, D, King, M, Linebarger, J,
McCabe, ME, Moon, M, Osta,A, Rana,D, Sahler, OJ, Smith,K, Rivera, F, Baldwin, B : The AAP
Resilience In the Face of Grief and Loss Curriculum. Pediatrics. 2016. 138(5)e20160791

Serwint, J., Bostwick,S., Burke,AE, Church, A.,Gogo, A., Hofkosh, D., King,M, Linebarger, J.,
McCabe, ME, Moon, M. Osta, A., Rana,D. Sahler, OJ, Smith, K, Rivera, F. Baldwin, B. “Resilience in the Face of Grief and Loss” Online Curriculum
Hempel, B., Parsapour, K., Church, A. “The Diagnostic Challenges of Appendicitis in Infancy”,
Current Pediatric Reviews, Nov, 2006:2(4):347-350

Moseley, K., Church,A., Hempel, B., Yuan, H., Gold, S., Freed,G. “End-of-Life Choices for African-
American and White Infants in a Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit: A Pilot Study” ,Journal of the National
Medical Association, July,2004, 96/7

Parsapour, K., Reep, M., Gohar, K., Shah, V.Church, A., Shwayder, T. “Familial Sweet’s Syndrome in
Two Brothers, Both Presenting in the First Two Weeks of Life”, Journal of the American Academy of
Dermatology, July,2003, 49(132-138)

Reeves, M.,Brown, M., Ray, D., Church, A., Weyher, J.” Accuracy of Billing Data to Identify Asthma
Visits to Emergency Departments”, Poster, National Asthma Conference, Washington D.C., June 19-21,

Parsapour, K., Reep, M., Mohammed, L., Church, A., Shwayder, T. “Herlitz Junctional Epidermolysis
Bullosa Presenting at Birth with Anonychia, Pediatric Dermatology, 2001,18(3) 217-222

“Letter to the Editor” Contemporary Pediatrics, 2002, 19(1)

Familial Sweet’s Syndrome Presenting in the First Two Weeks of Life, Reep, M., Parsapour, K.,
Church, A., Shwayder, T. Poster
Michigan Dermatological Society Annual Meeting, October, 2000

CPT Manual, St. Joseph Mercy –Oakland: Church, A., Ronk, A., Windeler, J


  • Site Primary Investigator: Taylor JA, Burgos AE, Flaherman V, Chung, EK, Simpson, EA, Goyal N, Von Kohorn I, Dhepyasuwan N. Discrepancies between transcutaneous and serum bilirubin measurements. Pediatrics. 2015. 135(2):224-231
  • Site Primary Investigator, “Implementation and Evaluation of a Bright Futures Curriculum within a CORNET Continuity Practice Site” (2008-2010)
  • Primary Investigator, “Withholding and Withdrawing Life- Sustaining Medical Treatment in the NICU, A Pilot Study” (2001-2003)