Jay Berry

Jay Berry, MD, MPH

Associate in Medicine, Complex Care Services

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6162

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Medical Services


  • Complex Care Services


  • General Pediatrics


  • Complex Care Services
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-6162

Experience and Education


Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2001

Residency, Pediatrics

University of Utah Medical Center, 2004

Undergraduate School

University of Alabama, 1996


  • Pediatrics


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  1. Berry JG. This Is My Hospital's Performance on Quality of Care-No Excuses. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Sep 1; 170(9):837-8.
  2. Thomson J, Hall M, Berry JG, Stone B, Ambroggio L, Srivastava R, Shah SS. Diagnostic Testing and Hospital Outcomes of Children with Neurologic Impairment and Bacterial Pneumonia. J Pediatr. 2016 Aug 22.
  3. Gold JM, Hall M, Shah SS, Thomson J, Subramony A, Mahant S, Mittal V, Wilson KM, Morse R, Mussman GM, Hametz P, Montalbano A, Parikh K, Ishman S, O'Neill M, Berry JG. Long length of hospital stay in children with medical complexity. J Hosp Med. 2016 Jul 5.
  4. Peltz A, Wu CL, White ML, Wilson KM, Lorch SA, Thurm C, Hall M, Berry JG. Characteristics of Rural Children Admitted to Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2016 May; 137(5).
  5. Stephens JR, Steiner MJ, DeJong N, Rodean J, Hall M, Richardson T, Berry JG. Healthcare Utilization and Spending for Constipation in Children with Versus Without Complex Chronic Conditions. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Apr 8.
  6. Watters K, O'Neill M, Zhu H, Graham RJ, Hall M, Berry J. Two-year mortality, complications, and healthcare use in children with medicaid following tracheostomy. Laryngoscope. 2016 Apr 5.
  7. Berry JG, Hall M, Dumas H, Simpser E, Whitford K, Wilson KM, O'Neill M, Mittal V, Agrawal R, Dribbon M, Haines CJ, Traul C, Marks M, O'Brien J. Pediatric Hospital Discharges to Home Health and Postacute Facility Care: A National Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 170(4):326-33.
  8. Berry JG, Chien AT. To Risk Adjust or Not to Risk Adjust: Should That Be the Question? JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 170(4):319-20.
  9. Colvin JD, Hall M, Gottlieb L, Bettenhausen JL, Shah SS, Berry JG, Chung PJ. Hospitalizations of Low-Income Children and Children With Severe Health Conditions: Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 170(2):176-8.
  10. Thomson J, Hall M, Ambroggio L, Stone B, Srivastava R, Shah SS, Berry JG. Aspiration and Non-Aspiration Pneumonia in Hospitalized Children With Neurologic Impairment. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20151612.
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  12. Peltz A, Hall M, Rubin DM, Mandl KD, Neff J, Brittan M, Cohen E, Hall DE, Kuo DZ, Agrawal R, Berry JG. Hospital Utilization Among Children With the Highest Annual Inpatient Cost. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20151829.
  13. Kuo DZ, Hall M, Agrawal R, Cohen E, Feudtner C, Goodman DM, Neff JM, Berry JG. Comparison of Health Care Spending and Utilization Among Children With Medicaid Insurance. Pediatrics. 2015 Dec; 136(6):e1521-9.
  14. Berry JG, Gay JC. Preventing Readmissions in Children: How Do We Do That? Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Nov; 5(11):602-4.
  15. Kuo DZ, Berry JG, Glader L, Morin MJ, Johaningsmeir S, Gordon J. Health Services and Health Care Needs Fulfilled by Structured Clinical Programs for Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 169:291-6.e1.
  16. Florin TA, Aronson PL, Hall M, Kharbanda AB, Shah SS, Freedman SB, Alpern ER, Mistry RD, Simon HK, Berry J, Coley BD, Neuman MI. Emergency Department Use of Computed Tomography for Children with Ventricular Shunts. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec; 167(6):1382-8.e2.
  17. Gray SH, Trudell EK, Emans SJ, Woods ER, Berry JG, Vernacchio L. Total Direct Medical Expenses and Characteristics of Privately Insured Adolescents Who Incur High Costs. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 169(10):e152682.
  18. Ananth P, Melvin P, Feudtner C, Wolfe J, Berry JG. Hospital Use in the Last Year of Life for Children With Life-Threatening Complex Chronic Conditions. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov; 136(5):938-46.
  19. O'Brien JE, Berry J, Dumas H. Pediatric Post-Acute Hospital Care: Striving for Identity and Value. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 5(10):548-51.
  20. Khan A, Nakamura MM, Zaslavsky AM, Jang J, Berry JG, Feng JY, Schuster MA. Same-Hospital Readmission Rates as a Measure of Pediatric Quality of Care. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 169(10):905-12.
  21. Berry JG, Zaslavsky AM, Toomey SL, Chien AT, Jang J, Bryant MC, Klein DJ, Kaplan WJ, Schuster MA. Recognizing Differences in Hospital Quality Performance for Pediatric Inpatient Care. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):251-62.
  22. Berry JG, Hall M, Cohen E, O'Neill M, Feudtner C. Ways to Identify Children with Medical Complexity and the Importance of Why. J Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 167(2):229-37.
  23. Auger KA, Simon TD, Cooperberg D, Gay J, Kuo DZ, Saysana M, Stille CJ, Fisher ES, Wallace S, Berry J, Coghlin D, Jhaveri V, Kairys S, Logsdon T, Shaikh U, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Wilkins V, Shen MW. Summary of STARNet: Seamless Transitions and (Re)admissions Network. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):164-75.
  24. Berry JG, Hall M, Neff J, Goodman D, Cohen E, Agrawal R, Kuo D, Feudtner C. Children with medical complexity and Medicaid: spending and cost savings. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Dec; 33(12):2199-206.
  25. Berry JG, Blaine K, Rogers J, McBride S, Schor E, Birmingham J, Schuster MA, Feudtner C. A framework of pediatric hospital discharge care informed by legislation, research, and practice. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 168(10):955-62; quiz 965-6.
  26. Neuman MI, Alpern ER, Hall M, Kharbanda AB, Shah SS, Freedman SB, Aronson PL, Florin TA, Mistry RD, Berry JG. Characteristics of recurrent utilization in pediatric emergency departments. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct; 134(4):e1025-31.
  27. Nakamura MM, Toomey SL, Zaslavsky AM, Berry JG, Lorch SA, Jha AK, Bryant MC, Geanacopoulos AT, Loren SS, Pain D, Schuster MA. Measuring pediatric hospital readmission rates to drive quality improvement. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5 Suppl):S39-46.
  28. Bogetz JF, Ullrich CK, Berry JG. Pediatric hospital care for children with life-threatening illness and the role of palliative care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 61(4):719-33.
  29. Zhu H, Das P, Roberson DW, Jang J, Skinner ML, Paine M, Yuan J, Berry J. Hospitalizations in children with preexisting tracheostomy: a national perspective. Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb; 125(2):462-8.
  30. Liu C, Heffernan C, Saluja S, Yuan J, Paine M, Oyemwense N, Berry J, Roberson D. Indications, Hospital Course, and Complexity of Patients Undergoing Tracheostomy at a Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospital. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Aug; 151(2):232-9.
  31. Barnhart DC, Berry JG, Srivastava R. Does Nissen fundoplication decrease reflux-related problems including respiratory illness in children with neurological impairment?--reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Feb; 168(2):188-9.
  32. Jernigan SC, Berry JG, Graham DA, Goumnerova L. The comparative effectiveness of ventricular shunt placement versus endoscopic third ventriculostomy for initial treatment of hydrocephalus in infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 13(3):295-300.
  33. Kenyon CC, Melvin PR, Chiang VW, Elliott MN, Schuster MA, Berry JG. Rehospitalization for childhood asthma: timing, variation, and opportunities for intervention. J Pediatr. 2014 Feb; 164(2):300-5.
  34. Barnhart DC, Hall M, Mahant S, Goldin AB, Berry JG, Faix RG, Dean JM, Srivastava R. Effectiveness of fundoplication at the time of gastrostomy in infants with neurological impairment. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 167(10):911-8.
  35. Berry JG, Ziniel SI, Freeman L, Kaplan W, Antonelli R, Gay J, Coleman EA, Porter S, Goldmann D. Hospital readmission and parent perceptions of their child's hospital discharge. Int J Qual Health Care. 2013 Oct; 25(5):573-81.
  36. Morse RB, Hall M, Fieldston ES, Goodman DM, Berry JG, Gay JC, Sills MR, Srivastava R, Frank G, Hain PD, Shah SS. Children's hospitals with shorter lengths of stay do not have higher readmission rates. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 163(4):1034-8.e1.
  37. Berry JG, Hall M, Hall DE, Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Agrawal R, Mandl KD, Clifton H, Neff J. Inpatient growth and resource use in 28 children's hospitals: a longitudinal, multi-institutional study. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 167(2):170-7.
  38. Berry JG, Toomey SL, Zaslavsky AM, Jha AK, Nakamura MM, Klein DJ, Feng JY, Shulman S, Chiang VW, Chiang VK, Kaplan W, Hall M, Schuster MA. Pediatric readmission prevalence and variability across hospitals. JAMA. 2013 Jan 23; 309(4):372-80.
  39. Cohen E, Berry JG, Camacho X, Anderson G, Wodchis W, Guttmann A. Patterns and costs of health care use of children with medical complexity. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec; 130(6):e1463-70.
  40. Charland KM, Buckeridge DL, Hoen AG, Berry JG, Elixhauser A, Melton F, Brownstein JS. Relationship between community prevalence of obesity and associated behavioral factors and community rates of influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2013 Sep; 7(5):718-28.
  41. Zhang X, Elliott MN, Saaddine JB, Berry JG, Cuccaro P, Tortolero S, Franklin F, Barker LE, Schuster MA. Unmet eye care needs among U.S. 5th-grade students. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jul; 43(1):55-8.
  42. Jernigan SC, Berry JG, Graham DA, Bauer SB, Karlin LI, Hobbs NM, Scott RM, Warf BC. Risk factors of sudden death in young adult patients with myelomeningocele. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 9(2):149-55.
  43. Berry JG, Poduri A, Bonkowsky JL, Zhou J, Graham DA, Welch C, Putney H, Srivastava R. Trends in resource utilization by children with neurological impairment in the United States inpatient health care system: a repeat cross-sectional study. PLoS Med. 2012 Jan; 9(1):e1001158.
  44. Das P, Zhu H, Shah RK, Roberson DW, Berry J, Skinner ML. Tracheotomy-related catastrophic events: results of a national survey. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan; 122(1):30-7.
  45. Shah RK, Lander L, Berry JG, Nussenbaum B, Merati A, Roberson DW. Tracheotomy outcomes and complications: a national perspective. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan; 122(1):25-9.
  46. Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Agrawal R, Berry JG, Casey PH. A national profile of caregiver challenges among more medically complex children with special health care needs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov; 165(11):1020-6.
  47. Feudtner C, Berry JG, Parry G, Hain P, Morse RB, Slonim AD, Shah SS, Hall M. Statistical uncertainty of mortality rates and rankings for children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2011 Oct; 128(4):e966-72.
  48. Berry JG, Goldmann DA, Mandl KD, Putney H, Helm D, O'Brien J, Antonelli R, Weinick RM. Health information management and perceptions of the quality of care for children with tracheotomy: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:117.
  49. Berry JG, Agrawal R, Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Risko W, Hall M, Casey P, Gordon J, Srivastava R. Characteristics of hospitalizations for patients who use a structured clinical care program for children with medical complexity. J Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 159(2):284-90.
  50. Cohen E, Kuo DZ, Agrawal R, Berry JG, Bhagat SK, Simon TD, Srivastava R. Children with medical complexity: an emerging population for clinical and research initiatives. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):529-38.
  51. Berry JG, Hall DE, Kuo DZ, Cohen E, Agrawal R, Feudtner C, Hall M, Kueser J, Kaplan W, Neff J. Hospital utilization and characteristics of patients experiencing recurrent readmissions within children's hospitals. JAMA. 2011 Feb 16; 305(7):682-90.
  52. Berry JG, Bloom S, Foley S, Palfrey JS. Health inequity in children and youth with chronic health conditions. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S111-9.
  53. Simon TD, Berry J, Feudtner C, Stone BL, Sheng X, Bratton SL, Dean JM, Srivastava R. Children with complex chronic conditions in inpatient hospital settings in the United States. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4):647-55.
  54. Berry JG, Graham RJ, Roberson DW, Rhein L, Graham DA, Zhou J, O'Brien J, Putney H, Goldmann DA. Patient characteristics associated with in-hospital mortality in children following tracheotomy. Arch Dis Child. 2010 Sep; 95(9):703-10.
  55. Mahmood A, Berry J, Wenger DA, Escolar M, Sobeih M, Raymond G, Eichler FS. Metachromatic leukodystrophy: a case of triplets with the late infantile variant and a systematic review of the literature. J Child Neurol. 2010 May; 25(5):572-80.
  56. Srivastava R, Berry JG, Hall M, Downey EC, O'Gorman M, Dean JM, Barnhart DC. Reflux related hospital admissions after fundoplication in children with neurological impairment: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009; 339:b4411.
  57. Berry JG, Graham DA, Graham RJ, Zhou J, Putney HL, O'Brien JE, Roberson DW, Goldmann DA. Predictors of clinical outcomes and hospital resource use of children after tracheotomy. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):563-72.
  58. Shah SS, Hall M, Slonim AD, Hornig GW, Berry JG, Sharma V. A multicenter study of factors influencing cerebrospinal fluid shunt survival in infants and children. Neurosurgery. 2008 May; 62(5):1095-102; discussion 1102-3.
  59. Berry JG, Hall MA, Sharma V, Goumnerova L, Slonim AD, Shah SS. A multi-institutional, 5-year analysis of initial and multiple ventricular shunt revisions in children. Neurosurgery. 2008 Feb; 62(2):445-53; discussion 453-4.
  60. Berry JG, Askovich B, Shaddy RE, Hawkins JA, Cowley CG. Prognostic value of B-type natriuretic peptide in surgical palliation of children with single-ventricle congenital heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Jan; 29(1):70-5.
  61. Berry JG, Lieu TA, Forbes PW, Goldmann DA. Hospital volumes for common pediatric specialty operations. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161(1):38-43.
  62. Berry JG, Cowley CG, Hoff CJ, Srivastava R. In-hospital mortality for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome after stage I surgical palliation: teaching versus nonteaching hospitals. Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 117(4):1307-13.
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