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Kriston A. Ganguli, MD


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Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Celiac disease
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis prevention
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General West
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
  • 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 - Connecticut
  • 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
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Kriston Ganguli, MD is a Board-certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist who cares for patients with a broad range of presentations and disorders, from birth to 21 years of age. She is available to see patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA and is involved in the education of Pediatric Gastroenterology fellows and Pediatric residents. Additionally, Dr. Ganguli dedicates time to the scientific investigation of intestinal inflammation in premature infants as well as novel, preventive strategies in this patient population.   

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Kriston Ganguli, MD, is a physician scientist who in addition to taking care of patients, has dedicated her research career to investigating preventive strategies for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). This disease is one which occurs in premature infants, characterized by severe intestinal inflammation, leading to devastating intestinal necrosis. Specifically, Dr. Ganguli is in the process of isolating and identifying secreted factors from particular bacteria which may have an anti-inflammatory effect in the premature infant's intestine.These factors may provide a possible preventive strategy against NEC in the future.   

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News & Events

  • Research of Kriston Ganguli, MD

    Kriston Ganguli, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at MGHfC, and is dedicated to patient care, her responsibilities as an Associate Fellowship Program Director, Quality Improvement as the division's Physician Quality Champion as well as basic science research. She has held a long-term scientific interest in understanding the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and investigating preventive strategies for this potentially life-threatening disease of premature infants.

  • Probiotic-Derived Treatment Offers New Hope for Premature Babies

    Chemicals secreted by "good" bacteria that typically live in the intestines of babies could reduce the frequency and severity of a common and often-lethal disease of premature infants.


Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-724-2710
Mass General West-Pedi GI & Nutrition
40 Second Avenue
Suite 340
Waltham MA, 02451
Phone: 888-644-3248781-466-8980
Fax: 781-466-8987

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