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Leslie S. Kerzner, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Director, Special Care Nursery
  • Director, Newborn Developmental Follow-up Program


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Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Developmental outcome of prematurity
  • Parenting a sick newborn
  • Comfort and support after neonatal loss
  • Breastfeeding
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Residency, Hasbro Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Women and Infants Hospital/Care New England
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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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
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Substance Abusing mothers and their infants.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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News & Events

  • Natalia's Story: Compassionate Care Helps Premature Infant Thrive

    Natalia Nowakowski was born prematurely at 29 weeks with a host of medical issues. With help from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Special Care Nursery and the Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Natalia, now 3 years old, is a thriving as a happy, healthy preschooler with a love for music and dance.


Neonatal Critical Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-9040
Phone 2: 617-724-9016
Fax: 617-724-9346

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