Photo of Paul H. Lerou, MD

Paul H. Lerou, MD

  • Chief, Neonatology and Newborn Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School






Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Neonatology
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Perinatal Regionalization
  • Developmental outcome of prematurity
Medical Education
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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 - 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 - 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.

Patient Age Group
Provider Gender


Lerou received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, followed by a clinical fellowship in the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program.

He completed postdoctoral training in the George Daley Laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital, during which time he studied stem cell biology. Lerou's research is focused on using stem cells to better understand how genetic disorders and prematurity affect a child's development over the course of his or her lifetime and to ultimately develop new treatment strategies.  Currently his lab is using tracheal aspirate-derived lung progenitor cells to study bronchopulmonary dyplasia, a chronic lung disease that is one of the most common complications of premature birth.

Lerou joined MGHfC in October 1, 2015. Prior to that he was on faculty at Brigham & Women's Hospital NICU for 10 years, where he also served as medical director from 2014-2015.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent research


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events

  • 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.

  • Paul Lerou, MD, named chief of Neonatology

    Paul Lerou, MD, has been appointed chief of Neonatology and Newborn Medicine for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) effective Oct. 1. Lerou succeeds Jonathan Cronin, MD, who will remain a member of the MGH’s clinical faculty in the Patty Ribakoff Newborn Intensive Care Unit.


Neonatology and Newborn Medicine Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9040
Fax: 617-726-9346

Back to Top