Maireade McSweeney MD

Maireade McSweeney, MD, MPH

Co-Director, Enteral Tube Program; Attending Physician

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6058

  • Fax: 617-730-0495

Medical Services


  • Enteral Feeding Tubes
  • Physician Communication
  • Quality Improvement


  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


  • English
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Experience and Education



Bowdoin College, 1998

Brunswick, ME

Graduate School

Boston University School of Public Health, 2000-2005

Boston, MA

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, 2000-2005

Boston, MA

Residency, Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics

Boston Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital , 2005-2008

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Boston Children's Hospital, 2008-2011

Boston, MA


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. McSweeney ME, Kerr J, Amirault J, Mitchell PD, Larson K, Rosen R. Oral Feeding Reduces Hospitalizations Compared with Gastrostomy Feeding in Infants and Children Who Aspirate. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170:79-84.
  2. McSweeney ME, Smithers CJ. Advances in Pediatric Gastrostomy Placement. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Jan; 26(1):169-85.
  3. Onwubiko C, Bairdain S, Murphy AJ, McSweeney ME, Perkins J, Rathod RH, Baird C, Smithers CJ. Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement in Infants with Congenital Cardiac Disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Dec; 25(12):1047-50.
  4. McSweeney ME, Kerr J, Jiang H, Lightdale JR. Risk factors for complications in infants and children with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes. J Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 166(6):1514-9.e1.
  5. Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Simon DW, Keohane C, McSweeney ME, Chung EY, Yoon CS, Lipsitz SR, Wassner AJ, Harper MB, Landrigan CP. Rates of medical errors and preventable adverse events among hospitalized children following implementation of a resident handoff bundle. JAMA. 2013 Dec 4; 310(21):2262-70.
  6. McSweeney ME, Jiang H, Deutsch AJ, Atmadja M, Lightdale JR. Long-term outcomes of infants and children undergoing percutaneous endoscopy gastrostomy tube placement. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Nov; 57(5):663-7.
  7. McSweeney ME, Landrigan CP, Jiang H, Starmer A, Lightdale JR. Answering questions on call: pediatric resident physicians' use of handoffs and other resources. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jun; 8(6):328-33.
  8. McSweeney ME, Lightdale JR, Vinci RJ, Moses J. Patient handoffs: pediatric resident experiences and lessons learned. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jan; 50(1):57-63.
  9. McSweeney M, Moses J, and Vinci B. Survey assessment of Resident Written and Verbal Inpatient Sign-out systems. [In preparation]. 2008.
  10. Passaglia CL, McSweeney ME, Stewart KM, Kim E, Mole EJ, Powers MK, Barlow RB. Visual performance of horseshoe crabs: role of underwater lighting. Biol Bull. 1997 Oct; 193(2):205-7.
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  12. Stewart KM, Porcello DM, McSweeney ME, Saito T, Passaglia CL, Dodge FA, Barlow RB. Histamine: putative transmitter for lateral inhibition in Limulus eye. Biol Bull. 1997 Oct; 193(2):203-5.
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