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Ronald Ellis Kleinman, MD

  • Physician-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Chief, Partners Pediatrics


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Ronald E. Kleinman, MD, is Physician-in-Chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Chief of Partners Pediatrics. He has served as the Chief of Gastroenterology & Nutrition at MGHfC since 1986.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Disorders that affect the gastrointestinal tract
  • Pediatric liver disorders
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Food allergy and immune mediated disorders of the intestines
Medical Education
  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Ronald Kleinman, MD, is Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Physician-in-Chief at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Partners Pediatrics.

Dr. Kleinman is Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has served as the Chief of Gastroenterology & Nutrition at MGHfC since 1986.

Dr. Kleinman earned his medical degree from New York Medical College and his master's degree from Harvard Medical School. After completing his residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York, Dr. Kleinman joined Mass General in 1977 as a clinical and research fellow in the Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Unit.

Dr. Kleinman has distinguished himself through numerous contributions to the hospital's management and governance. He has served as a Trustee of the Physicians Organization and he currently sits on the boards of Project Bread and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Kleinman's research interests include gastrointestinal immunology; developmental gastroenterology; treatment of acute diarrheal disease; and the psychosocial, cognitive, psycosocial and physical effects of hunger in children.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • Patients Take a Trip to Oz with New Pinball Machine on Ellison 18

    Patients on Ellison 18 can now follow the yellow brick road to recovery with a "Wizard of Oz" themed pinball machine, donated to MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) by Project Pinball Charity.

  • MGHfC expands research efforts with new enterprise in Italy

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has partnered with the city of Salerno, Italy to establish an international research and education center.

  • Division of General Pediatrics welcomes new chief

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will welcome Elsie Taveras, MD, as the new chief of the Division of General Pediatrics on April 1.

  • Center for Celiac Research joins MGHfC

    After nearly two decades of providing clinical care for patients and conducting innovative research on celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders, the Center for Celiac Research has relocated from Baltimore to Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC), as part of the MGHfC's newly renamed Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center.

  • Storybook Ball supports MGHfC nutrition, music and art therapy

    The 13th annual Storybook Ball Oct. 20 at the Museum of Fine Arts raised more than $1.3 million.

  • Pediatric Endoscopy Suite opens

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has opened a new Pediatric Endoscopy Suite specially designed to help children and their families feel at ease throughout their visit.

  • Sweet Relief

    Dr. Ronald Kleinman, physician-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and expert in pediatric nutrition, weighs in on whether chocolate milk should be offered as a recovery drink for student athletes.

  • In General: 07.22.11

    In General awards and honors

  • Doctors Warn Against Sports & Energy Drinks for Kids

    Ronald E. Kleinman, MD, physician-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and unit chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, explains why kids rarely need sports drinks and should not consume energy drinks.

  • In memoriam: Michael Linshaw, MD

    MGH Hotline 1.7.11 Michael Linshaw, MD, a pediatric nephrologist for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), died Dec. 31 at his home in Newton. Linshaw, who worked at MGHfC for more than a decade, was 70 years old.

  • Tenth Anniversary

    MGH Hotline 11.19.10 On Nov. 11, the MGH celebrated the 10th anniversary of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) with a birthday party at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care.

  • Aladdin's Adventure

    MGH Hotline 10.08.10 More than 400 friends and supporters of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) enjoyed the magical storybook theme of Aladdin's Arabian nights at the 11th annual Storybook Ball at The Castle at Park Plaza.

  • MGHfC opens Ronald McDonald House Charities Family Rooms

    MGH Hotline 07.30.10 MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has joined Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to provide a comfortable and restful space for family members of children receiving care.

  • A new start

    MGH Hotline 05.21.10 The media's coverage of the destruction and sorrow in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earth-quake may have slowed, but the grieving and efforts to rebuild are still in the early phases. The following is the story of 12-year-old Gedline Agard and her mother Ginette LaForest.

  • MGHfC named to best pediatric hospitals list

    MGH Hotline 07.10.09 The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has again earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual honor roll of the nation's top pediatric hospitals.


Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
175 Cambridge Street
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 617-724-2911

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