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Barbara Rose Pober, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Harvard Medical School


Accepting New Patients





Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Williams syndrome
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Birth defects
  • Hereditary malformations
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Clinical Cytogenetic
  • Clinical Genetics (M.D.)
  • Pediatrics
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult

Research & Publications



  1. A new diagnosis of Williams-Beuren syndrome in a 49-year-old man with severe emphysema.  Wojcik MH, Carmichael N, Biebrt FR, Weiner DC, Madan DC, Pober BR, Raby BA. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 173:1159-1171.
  2. Altered body composition, lipedema and decreased bone density in individuals with Williams syndrome: A preliminary report.  Waxler JL, Guardino C, Feinn RS, Lee H, Pober BR, Stanley TL. Eur J Med Genet. 2017 60:250256.
  3. Hypercalcemia in Patients with Williams syndrome. Sindhar S, Lugo M, Levin MD, Danback JR, Brink BD, Yu E, Dietzen DJ, Clark AL, Purgert CA, Waxler JL, Elder RW, Pober BR, Kozel BA. J Pediatr. 2016 178:254-260.
  4. Attention Bias to Emotional Faces Varies by IQ and Anxiety in Williams syndrome. McGrath LM, Oates JM, Dai YG, Dodd HF, Waxler J, Clements CC, Weil S, Hoffnagle A, Anderson E, MacRae R, Mullett J, McDougle CJ, Pober BR, Smoller JW. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 46:2174-85.
  5. Skin Findings in Williams syndrome. Kozel BA, Bayliss SJ, Berk DR, Waxler JL, Knutsen RH, Danback JR, Pober BR. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 164A:2217-25.

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Pediatric Genetics
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-1561
Fax: 617-726-1566

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