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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.
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Ronald 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. 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 Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York, Dr. Kleinman joined Mass General in 1977 as a Clinical and Research fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition . He has served as a member of the Department of Pediatrics since then and also served as the Chief of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal, Hepatology and Nutrition Unit before becoming Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at MGH.Dr. Kleinman has distinguished himself through numerous contributions to the hospital's management and governance, including service as a member of the Board of Trustees of the MGPO. He serves on multiple boards of directors for non-profit organizations committed to the well-being of children and their families both locally, nationally and internationally. He is an active researcher in the field of infant and child nutrition and has authored multiple papers and textbooks on subjects in his specialty.
Dr. Kleinman's research interests include nutrition during infancy and childhood and the psychosocial, cognitive, and physical effects of hunger in children.
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This past May marked the 11th anniversary of MGHfC Research Day, an annual event that recognizes the pioneering research of investigators throughout the hospital whose discoveries help to better understand childhood health and disease. The focus of this years’ event was on innovation and taking children’s health and medicine even farther into the future with cutting edge care and research.
In 2018, all four inpatient units at MGHfC achieved 365 consecutive days without central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). This includes the NICU, PICU, Ellison 17 and 18 and the Special Care Nursery. The record still going strong into 2019.
This year, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) celebrated its 10th annual Research Day, an event that recognizes the pioneering research of investigators throughout the hospital whose discoveries help to better understand childhood health and disease.
Ether Day, a tradition started in 1945, is a day to recognize MGHfC and Mass General staff for their years of service to patients and the hospital's overall mission. Learn more about what MGHfC means to some of those providers and staff.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) on April 24 for a special tour of the hospital’s cutting-edge facilities.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) hosted its 9th annual Research Day on March 28, 2017, with innovative presentations, speakers and poster sessions. The event celebrated the pioneering research of investigators throughout MGHfC whose discoveries help to better understand childhood disease.
Phoebe Yager, MD, has been appointed chief of Critical Care Medicine for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).
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.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has partnered with the city of Salerno, Italy to establish an international research and education center.
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will welcome Elsie Taveras, MD, as the new chief of the Division of General Pediatrics on April 1.
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.
The 13th annual Storybook Ball Oct. 20 at the Museum of Fine Arts raised more than $1.3 million.
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.
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.
Nearly 500 guests attended the annual Storybook Ball Oct. 15 at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston, raising $1.1 million this year in support of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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