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Alison Grew Hoppin, MD

Associate physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Associate director for pediatric programs, MGH Weight Center

Alison G. Hoppin, MD, is Associate Director for Pediatric Programs at MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Weight Center. The program provides care for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese, tailored to the individual patient.

  • Phone: 617-726-4400
Departments
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • Digestive Healthcare Center
  • Weight Center
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Weight Center
  • Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Clinical Interests
Weight gain and obesity in children and adolescents
General pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Intolerance of milk and other foods in infants
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency, Babies Hosp. Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Hoppin is an attending physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital, with particular clinical expertise in excessive weight gain and obesity and associated medical problems in children and adolescents. She has been medical director of the Pediatric programs at the MGH Weight Center since its inception in 1999, working closely with a multidisciplinary team including dietitians, psychologists, and surgeons.

Dr. Hoppin completed Medical school at Columbia University, then a residency in Pediatrics at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. In Boston, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition through Harvard Medical School (the Combined Program at Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital), then related Research fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been an Attending Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1997.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

(Selected):
1. Lenders C, Hoppin AG. Evaluation and management of obesity. In: Nutrition in Pediatrics 3 ed (WA Walker et al, eds). Ontario: BC Decker; 2003. p. 917-934.
2 Hoppin AG. Obesity. In: Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease (WA Walker et al, eds). Ontario: BC Decker;2004. p. 311-331.
3. Levitsky LL, Misra M, Boepple PA, Hoppin AG.  Adolescent obesity and bariatric surgery.  Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes  2009; 16(1):37-44
4. Pratt JS, Lenders CM, Dionne EA, Hoppin AG, Hsu GL, Inge TH, Lawlor DF, Marino MF, Meyers AF, Rosenblum JL, Sanchez VM. Best Practice Updates for Pediatric/Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring)  2009; 17(5):901-10
5. Sinha M, Stanley TL, Webb J, Scirica C, Corey K, Pratt J, Boepple PA, Hoppin A, Misra M. Metabolic effects of roux-en-Y gastric bypass in obese adolescents and young adults. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2013; 56(5):528-31.
6. Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Neilan TG, Hulten E, Coelho-Filho O, Hoppin A, Levitsky L, de Ferranti S, Rhodes ET, Traum A, Goodman E, Feng H, Heydari B, Harris WS, Hoefner DM, McConnell JP, Seethamraju R, Richers C, Kwong RY, Jerosch-Herold M. Myocardial tissue remodeling in adolescent obesity. J Am Heart Assoc 2013; 2(4):e000279.

A Healthy Approach to Treating Childhood Obesity

Experts from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Weight Center weigh-in on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating childhood obesity.

A Healthy Approach to Treating Childhood Obesity

Experts from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Weight Center weigh-in on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating childhood obesity.

The Campaign Against Childhood Obesity

Pediatrician Nicolas Oreskovic, MD, MPH, and researcher Alison Hoppin, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist offer tips to counter "globesity."

MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center: Collaborative Research

Obesity is a unique medical problem because it affects a large proportion of the population across the entire lifespan, causes comorbidities in virtually every organ system including mental health and social functioning, typically affects several members of the same family, and is remarkably refractory to treatment. Accordingly, the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center is a unique program, with the following goals: multidisciplinary clinical care for children with obesity, lifespan approach, collaborative research.

Frontiers in Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 2013

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: Patient care; Medical knowledge; Practice-based learning and improvement; Interpersonal and communication skills; Professionalism; Systems-based practice

Weight Center, MGH
50 Staniford Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-726-4400

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-724-6565

Weight Center, MGH
50 Staniford Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-726-4400

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-724-6565

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