About Allan Goldstein, MD

I received my M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1993 and then did a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1993-2000. I then went to New York where I completed a 2-year fellowship (from 2000-2002) in pediatric surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. In 2002 I returned to Mass. General to join the Department of Pediatric Surgery. My practice is limited to the surgical care of infants and children, including adolescents. I practice the full spectrum of pediatric surgery. My specific interests are in minimally invasive pediatric surgery and in intestinal disorders. I have an active clinical and basic science research program studying the causes and potential treatments of neurointestinal diseases, including Hirschsprung's disease. My practice is primarily based at Mass. General, but I also see patients in the North Shore at Danvers. Since 2013 I have been Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Mass. General and Surgeon-in-Chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

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Mass General for Children: Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit St.
Warren Building
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-0270

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School*
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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I have an active basic science and clinical research program that focuses on improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with disorders of intestinal motility. One example of such a condition is Hirschsprung's disease, a congenital condition in which the lower part of the colon lacks nerve cells. Hirschsprung's disease is associated with severe functional obstruction of the intestine and requires surgery to remove part of the colon. My research is aimed at improving our ability to diagnose and treat children with Hirschsprung's disease. For a complete summary of my research, please go to my lab website.

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