Alliance Chairman

Harry Gewanter

Harry L. Gewanter, MD, FAAP, FACR

Dr. Gewanter was born in Brooklyn New York and was raised in the same area. He attended Duke University for his undergraduate studies and then went on to Wayne State University for his medical training.

After graduation, Dr. Gewanter attended the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital for his Pediatric Internship and Residency. He then performed a fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology and General Academic Pediatrics and practiced for 2 years in Rochester, NY before moving to Richmond. He has since worked within other practices and at Children’s Hospital prior to joining Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners. Dr. Gewanter was the first Walter Bundy, Jr. Professor of Community Pediatrics at VCU from 1999 – 2001. His additional training, varied knowledge and experience bring an added and unique dimension to Pediatric and Adolescent Health Partners.

Dr. Gewanter has four children. His hobbies include sports, music, electronics and sending emails at all hours of the day and night. Beyond Pediatric Rheumatology, he has special interests in all issues relating to Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN), especially the difficulties associated with special education, as well as advocating on behalf of all children and people with disabilities. He is known for his untiring advocacy activities at the local, state and national level.