Dr. Michael Yogman

Dr. Michael Yogman

Dr. Yogman  has been in pediatric practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 20 years after several years working full time at Boston Childrens Hospital with Dr T Berry Brazelton.   He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School where he teaches and does research on the father-child relationship, developmental interventions,and nutrition and behavior. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1973 and was board certified in Developmental Behavioral pediatrics  when it first became a subspecialty  in 2002.

 Previously, he has been Associate Chief of the Division of Child Development and Director of the Infant Health and Development Program at Children’s Hospital.  He is the editor of several books (In Support of Families, published by Harvard University Press;  Affective Development in Infancy; and a biennial series Theory and Research in Behavioral Pediatrics) and author of numerous articles and chapters on the father-infant relationship, infant diet and sleep, and parent-infant play.  He gave the introductory testimony to hearings of the U.S. House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families on fathers and children in support of paternity leave in the early 1980’s.   He was a member of the Harvard Working Group on Child Health Policy and the Children’s Initiative, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Society for Research in Child Development.  He has been a consultant to the Congressional Select Panel on Child Health, NIH Advisory Committee on Physical Growth and the Massachusetts Daycare Committee.  He has served on the Editorial Board of Child Development and Infant Mental Health and  the Advisory Board of Nickleodeon Jr. Magazine, the Yearbook on Health and Medicine and the Fatherhood Project.  He has been a trustee of the Boston Children’s Museum since 2000 , and  advises the national collaboration of  Children’s Museums Go Kids initiative to combat obesity. He has served on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2002 , has been a member of the MCAAP pediatric council since 1999,  and   the Obesity Committee since 2004. He consulted to the AAP task Force on the Family on the father’s  role in childhood in October of 2001. He  was recently appointed to the National AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health  and to the Massachusetts Special Commission Relative to Postpartum Depression. .Currently, he is  Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Children’s Museum and Chair of the Massachusetts Child Mental Health Task Force.
 
Dr. Yogman received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his medical degree from Yale University.  He holds a M. Sc. degree in Maternal and Child Health from Harvard School of Public Health. He is married to Dr Elizabeth Ascher, a cardiologist and  has two daughters Madeline and Alexandra ,and  three dogs Clementine and Winston,both dachshunds and Maisy Brown a chocolate Lab.

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