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Lauren M. Allister, MD


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Dr. Lauren Allister, M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department where she specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Allister is also an instructor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.


Emergency Medicine


Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Medical education
  • Curriculum development
Medical Education
  • MD, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • 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
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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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Dr. Lauren Allister graduated from SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine. After her residency in pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Allister completed a fellowship in emergency medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.

At MGH, Dr. Allister spends her non-clinical time devoted to education for the medical students and residents.  She is the course director for the MGH advanced elective in pediatric emergency medicine through Harvard Medical School.  She is the rotation director of emergency medicine for the pediatrics residency program at MGH. Dr. Allister teaches extensively in both pediatrics and emergency medicine residency programs and sits on multiple education and curriculum oversight committees.  In her first year as an attending physician at MGH Dr. Allister received the outstanding teaching award from the MGH pediatric residency program.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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  • HAZMAT Team Training Slideshow

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Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-3290

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