Amy Shriver, Des Moines University Specialty Medicine

Amy Shriver, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Specialty Medicine

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

515-271-1064 (Office Phone)

Areas of Expertise

Amy Shriver, MD, is a general pediatrician at Blank Children’s Pediatric Clinic and an Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine at Des Moines University.  She is the Medical Director of the statewide nonprofit Reach Out and Read Iowa, which partners with pediatric primary care providers to give books and shared reading guidance to children and families at health maintenance visits.

Dr. Shriver is the Vice President of the Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the AAP’s national Council on Early Childhood. She heads the chapter’s mental health committee and is the Iowa Chapter CATCH grant facilitator. Dr. Shriver collaborates across the state with organizations such as Iowa ACES 360, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, and IAEYC to promote relational health and mitigate the effects of stress on children and families. She is most excited about her role as an Abby’s Ambassador, working with the Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids to educate stakeholders on how to use the fuzzy, friendly resources on Sesame Street in Communities for providers, parents, and children.

Service and Leadership

National organizations

  • Reach Out and Read National Social/emotional health workgroup (June 2022-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Leonard P. Rome Visiting Professorship Co-Lead (2019-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, National Council on Early Childhood Executive Board (2019-2022)
  • Co-chair, COEC Communications Committee (2021-2022)

Statewide organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter Vice President (July 2022-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter Executive Board member (2018-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter, Chair, Mental Health Committee (2020-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter, Early Childhood Champion (2019-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter CATCH facilitator (2011-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter Reach Out and Read Liaison (2011-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter Pediatric Resident Advocacy Liaison (2014-2019)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter Legislative Committee Member (2014-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter CAMHI4Kids Representative (2019-present)

Education:
Pediatric Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital Colorado 2007-2008
University of Colorado School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program 2004-2007
Doctorate of Medicine, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine 2000-2004
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1992-1996

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