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Timothy M. Buie, MD

Associate in Pediatrics

Timothy Buie, MD is a pediatric Gastroenterologist at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Phone: 617-726-8705
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Lurie Center for Autism
  • Gastroenterology & Nutrition
  • Transplant Center
Clinical Interests
Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Management of Children with Autism
Management of Children with Food Allergy and Malabsorption Syndromes
Management of children with motility disorders
All disorders that affect the liver
Gastrointestinal tract and nutritional status of infants
Diagnosis and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Allergic gastrointestinal disease
Autism spectrum disorders
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Residency, Bridgeport Hospital
Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Buie's medical practice is in pediatric gastroenterology. Since 1990, he has worked in clinical medicine primarily, but his practice has evolved to include teaching and clinical research as well. From 1990 to 1998, he practiced at Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates. In 1998, he joined MGH and Harvard Medical School. A unique aspect of his practice is that a large percent of children he treats have developmental disorders, primarily autism. He has practiced the Lurie Center for the past 10 years as one of few gastroenterologists situated in a developmental clinic in the country. He has cared for children from over 40 states in the U.S. and from all over the world. In 2009 Dr. Buie was honored by the Autism Society of America as Professional of the Year for his outstanding work.

As Dr. Buie's clinical experience grew, he has enjoyed the opportunity to become an educator as well. He has created a tangible educational program and teaching curricula presented nationally and internationally. His teaching series  includes guidelines regarding behaviors of children with autism that may represent pain or other underlying medical issues and has been presented to parents; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and a wide range of specialists from the medical community. The usefulness and popularity of Dr. Buie's lectures is shown by the repeated requests to speak to parents (Autism Society of America and Defeat Autism Now), educators (Learning and the Brain) and physicians (pediatric and physician conferences at universities and medical centers throughout the United States).


Dr.Buie's distinct patient population and development of collaborative initiativeswith other physicians have provided a foundation for his involvement in researchas well as his extensive clinical practice. He is a founding developer of theAutism Treatment Network, an organization that created a collaboration of majorautism research programs to standardize the evaluation and medical care ofchildren with autism spectrum disorders. Initially a 5- center program, ATN hasgrown to include 15 academic programs that participate in this program, which isnow funded by AutismSpeaks. Dr. Buie's current research involves collaborationwith several physicians at Massachusetts GeneralHospital and HarvardUniversity as well as Columbia University,Baylor College of Medicine, USC, and Vanderbilt University.

In General awards and honors

MGH Hotline 08.21.09 In General awards and honors

Dr. Tim Buie of the Lurie Center talks to "Autism Speaks" about Patient Behavior and GI Distress

MGHfC pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Tim Buie talks to Autism Speaks about getting help for autistic children who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders. He discusses reducing behaviors linked to GI distress and provides some tips for parents on recognizing these behaviors and talking to pediatricians.

Buie Featured in Video Series for Autism Speaks

Timothy Buie, MD, director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Lurie Center for Autism, discusses various topics surrounding gastroenterology issues and autism in a video series for Autism Speaks.

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

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

Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-724-2710

Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114

Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766

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

Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-724-2710

Lurie Center for Autism
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421-3114

Phone: 781-860-1700
Fax: 781-860-1766

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