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Kerstin Zanger, MD, PhD

  • Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine






Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Foreign Languages
  • German
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • 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 - 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
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • 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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Kerstin Zanger, MD, PhD, is a founding member of the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at MGHfC.  She currently serves as Co-Director of the division.  After medical school, she came to Boston on an international scholarship and spent six years doing basic research on pituitary development in a pediatric endocrinology lab at Boston Children's Hospital.  Over the past four years, Dr. Zanger has been part of the Partners eCare clinician team, which helped with the implementation of EPIC, the new electronic health record. Her clinical interests include complex medical care, newborn medicine, growth disorders, nutrition and family-centered care.

News & Events

  • Data-Driven Insights Help Providers Improve Patient Care

    With the transition to electronic health records, each of the 16 divisions at MGHfC are now using data to drive efforts to improve patient care.

  • New Artwork Brightens Days for Patients on Ellison 17 and 18

    At the foot of every bed on the pediatric inpatient floors at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), watercolor trees sway in the wind and exotic animals come alive in brilliant brushstrokes. New artwork, created by students at the Waldorf School in Lexington, Mass., takes patients away from the hospital and into peaceful nature scenes and adventurous lands where animals roam.


Pediatric Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-6134
Fax: 617-724-7441

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