Undergraduate Degree

  • Duke University , 1984 , Durham , NC

Medical School

  • Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine , 1989 , Winston-Salem , NC


  • Children's Hospital National Medical Center , 1990 , Washington , DC


  • Children's Hospital National Medical Center; George Washington Medical Center; Holy Cross Hospital , 1992 , Washington , DC


  • Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program , 1995 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential.


Dr. Kimberlee Chatson is a practicing Neonatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beverly Hospital. Dr. Chatson recently served as Associate MedicalDirector of the Special Care Nursery for the past 22 years. In all of her roles, Dr Chatson’s activities include clinical care, teaching and quality improvement research. She has been recognized for her Quality Improvement Projects related to Safe Sleep and SIDS prevention. Dr. Chatson is also a champion for Family Centered Care where parents are empowered to join with hospital staff and administration in projects aimed to improve patient care.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Lin G, Rose P, Chatson KB, Hawes EM, Zhao XG, Wang ZT. Characterization of two structural forms of otonecine-type pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Ligularia hodgsonii by NMR spectroscopy. J Nat Prod. 2000 Jun; 63(6):857-60. View abstract
  2. Cataltepe S, Gornstein ER, Schick C, Kamachi Y, Chatson K, Fries J, Silverman GA, Upton MP. Co-expression of the squamous cell carcinoma antigens 1 and 2 in normal adult human tissues and squamous cell carcinomas. J Histochem Cytochem. 2000 Jan; 48(1):113-22. View abstract
  3. Prabhu V, Chatson KB, Lui H, Abrams GD, King J. Effects of sulfanilamide and methotrexate on 13C fluxes through the glycine decarboxylase/serine hydroxymethyltransferase enzyme system in arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 1998 Jan; 116(1):137-44. View abstract
  4. Prabhu V, Chatson KB, Abrams GD, King J. 13C nuclear magnetic resonance detection of interactions of serine hydroxymethyltransferase with C1-tetrahydrofolate synthase and glycine decarboxylase complex activities in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 1996 Sep; 112(1):207-16. View abstract
  5. Kimberlee E. Chatson, MD Karen R. McAlmon, MD. Neonotes. 1996. View abstract
  6. Gerken S, Fish K, Uyar D, Polymeroupoulos MH, Bradley P, White R, Overhauser J, Silverman GA. Integration of 28 STSs into the physical map of human chromosome 18. Genomics. 1994; 24:612-613. View abstract
  7. Chen TH, Kartha KK, Leung NL, Kurz WG, Chatson KB, Constabel F. Cryopreservation of Alkaloid-Producing Cell Cultures of Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus). Plant Physiol. 1984 Jul; 75(3):726-31. View abstract
  8. Kurz WG, Chatson KB, Constabel F, Kutney JP, Choi LS, Kolodziejczyk P, Sleigh SK, Stuart KL, Worth BR. Alkaloid Production in Catharanthus roseus cell cultures VIII. Planta Med. 1981 May; 42(1):22-31. View abstract
  9. Constabel F, Kurz WG, Chatson KB, Kirkpatrick JW. Partial synchrony in soybean cell suspension cultures induced by ethylene. Exp Cell Res. 1977 Mar 15; 105(2):263-8. View abstract
  10. Kurz WG, LaRue TA, Chatson KB. Nitrogenase in synchronized Azotobacter vinelandii OP. Can J Microbiol. 1975 Jul; 21(7):984-8. View abstract