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Ronald Ellis Kleinman, MD

Physician-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Chief, Partners Pediatrics

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.

  • Phone: 617-724-2911
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Gastroenterology & Nutrition
  • Transplant Center
Clinical Interests
Disorders that affect the gastrointestinal tract
Pediatric liver disorders
Pediatric Nutrition
Food allergy and immune mediated disorders of the intestines
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, New York Medical College
Residency, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyRonald 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.

ResearchDr. 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4th Annual Common Pediatric Hurdles: Advice and Updates from the Experts

New approaches to diagnosis and treatment of a number of problems encountered routinely in the office, including: child abuse and neglect; food allergies; pediatric pulmonary; pediatric orthopaedics; autism spectrum disorders; eating disorders; pediatric GERD.

Primary Care Pediatrics

This course is designed for primary healthcare providers who provide service to infants, children and adolescents. Subject matter will be presented to the entire group in didactic lecture, panel discussions, and brief management problems, followed by question and answer periods.

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-2911

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-724-2911

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