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Allan Moises Goldstein, MD

  • Surgeon-in-Chief, Massgeneral Hospital for Children
  • Chief, Pediatric Surgery
  • Director, Pediatric Neurogastroenterology Program


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Pediatric Surgery


Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Intestinal motility
  • Laparoscopic surgery in children
  • Newborn surgery
  • Children and adolescents
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Trauma and critical care
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Minimally invasive surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital of New York
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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

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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.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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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.

News & Events

  • Recognizing the past and looking to the future of surgery

    More than 50 pediatric surgeons and guests celebrated the inaugural MGH Pediatric Surgery Alumni Reunion at the Liberty Hotel on May 20. The evening honored former surgical residents and those who served their professional development years at MGHfC.

  • Mass General Surgeons Named to Boston Magazine's 2019 Top Doctors List

    45 doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Surgery included in Boston magazine's 2019 Top Doctors list.

  • A partnership in healing: Ethan's story

    When Ethan Datsis, 17, smiles, everyone else follows suit. His parents, Ellen and Kurt, knew something wasn't right when Ethan, who has autism and is non-verbal, showed that he was in pain. A partnership with his care team and surgery with an uncertain outcome helped bring back the smile Ethan is known for.

  • 'Make Way' for the new pediatric perioperative suite

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) celebrated its newly-renovated Pediatric Perioperative Suite on White 3 – a space outfitted with modern technologies that focus on the pediatric perspective – with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 16.

  • Perioperative Suite Outfitted with Patient-Centered Features Opens

    MGHfC opened the newly-renovated Pediatric Perioperative Suite, a space outfitted with modern technologies that interweave the pediatric perspective, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 16.

  • MGHfC celebrates 10th annual Research Day

    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.

  • Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children received dozens of books, puzzles and stuffed toys from ROFEH International – an organization dedicated to supporting families who travel to Boston for medical care.

  • A Royal Reception at MGHfC

    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.

  • Infant Intervention: Saving Mihaly

    Before the birth of Rose's twins, prenatal testing showed one baby may have an intestinal blockage. Hours after Mihaly was born, MGHfC surgeons performed a life-saving surgery.

  • Kids care for their fluff-filled friends

    On June 4, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) welcomed children to the first Teddy Bear Clinic. The future doctors and nurses checked their furry friends’ vitals, decorated anesthesia masks and cared for their pals through recovery.

  • Gifts that keep on giving

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) recently received a generous donation from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England.

  • Goldstein Appointed New Surgeon-in-Chief of MGHfC

    Allan Goldstein, MD, FACS, has been appointed chief of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of MGHfC.

  • Goldstein named surgeon-in-chief of MGHfC

    Allan M. Goldstein, MD, FACS,has been named chief of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, effective Oct. 1.

  • Hirschsprung Disease: exploring its causes, consequences, and novel treatments

    Dr. Allan Goldstein researches the development of the enteric nervous system, including the causes of distal aganglionosis, causes and possible treatments of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC), and neuronal cell transplantation, a novel treatment approach for Hirschsprung disease.

  • Goldstein named chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery

    Allan Goldstein, MD, FACS, director of the Pediatric Neurogastroenterology Program, has been appointed chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and will lead the division’s clinical, education, research and community service activities.

  • Zachary's Story: Promises Kept to Patient with Hirschsprung's Disease

    Pediatric surgeon Allan Goldstein, MD, has kept his promise to a young patient with Hirschsprung’s disease.



Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Warren 1151
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-0270
Fax: 617-726-2167

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