Undergraduate Degree

  • Yale University , 1999 , New Haven , CT

Medical School

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine , 2005 , Cleveland , OH


  • University of California, San Francisco , 2006 , San Francisco , CA


  • University of California, San Francisco , 2008 , San Francisco , CA


Newborn Medicine
  • Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program , 2011 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

MPH, Clinical Effectivemess
  • Harvard University School of Public Health , 2011 , 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. I was drawn to newborn medicine by my fascination with child development and recognition that what happens in infancy can set the stage for all that follows. An admission to the Neonatal Care Intensive Unit is a highly emotional time in a family’s life and caring for infants and their parents during this time is a privilege. I am committed to continuing that care after discharge, providing support and guidance for the first years of a child’s life. Boston Children’s Hospital provides a fertile environment to bring my academic and clinical passions together in the service of improving care for high-risk infants.


Jonathan S Litt, MD, MPH, ScD is a neonatologist and perinatal epidemiologist. He obtained his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and completed his general pediatrics residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. He came to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2008 for fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine. Contemporaneous with his clinical fellowship, Dr. Litt completed the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship, through which he obtained a Master’s in Public Health. He went on to earn a doctorate in social and behavioral sciences from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine