Mark Simonian, MD FAAP is a pediatrician in Clovis. He has been involved with children's safety issues since he started practice in 1980. During training at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, “I saw what impact a pediatrician could have on a community to improve the lives of children by reducing accidental injury like drowning. When I returned to Valley Children’s I was struck by how many children were admitted during the summer for drowning. I decided to look at all the information I could find on local drowning and discovered a pattern.” Dr. Simonian continues to serve in Fresno County as Chairperson of the Water Safety Council and as a representative of the pediatric community to support programs to reduce accidental drowning and other injuries.