Theodore Sectish, MD, is the new director of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. Dr. Sectish completed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston and worked as a general pediatrician in Salinas, Calif., before becoming director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Stanford University and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. He serves on the Editorial Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Web site, PediaLink; is Past-President of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors; and is a member of the Residency Review and Redesign Committee and the Program Directors Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. This year, Dr. Sectish will become Executive Director of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations. He begins his position at Children's in March.
He replaces Fred Lovejoy, MD, who has been the director of the Residency Program since 1980. Dr. Lovejoy will continue as Vice Chair for education and Deputy Chair, both in the
Department of Medicine, and will continue to play an
integral role in the hospital's educational programs and
To thank Dr. Lovejoy for his dedication, the hospital will celebrate Fred Lovejoy Day on April 11. A
symposium in his honor will take place in Children's Enders Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For
details, visit www.childrenshospital.org/cme.
The Division of General
Pediatrics has hired Jay Griffin Berry, MD, MPH. Dr. Berry attended the University of
Alabama School of Medicine
and did his residency at the
University of Utah Medical
Center. He recently completed his fellowship at Children's
Hospital Boston in Health Service Research.
To schedule an appointment, call (617) 355-7701.
The Department of Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce that Arin Greene, MD, MMSc, has joined its staff. He is now seeing patients at Children's Longwood location and the Peabody and Lexington satellites.
Dr. Greene specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery,
including vascular anomalies and congenital pigmented lesions.
To schedule an appointment, call (617) 355-2306 (Boston),
(781) 672-2100 (Lexington) or (978) 538-3600 (Peabody), or
visit www.childrenshospital.org/plastic and click Request
The Division of Genetics is pleased to welcome Gerard Berry, MD, as the new
director of the Metabolism Program. Dr. Berry is a world-renowned expert on
galactosemia, as well as a number of other metabolic disorders. Dr. Berry did
fellowships in biochemical genetics and pediatric endocrinology at the Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia. He then spent 20 years on the faculty at Penn. In 2001, he
assumed the position of Division Chief for Metabolism and Director of the
Biochemical Genetics and the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. In 2003 he became Vice Dean for Research and
Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry at Jefferson Medical College/Thomas
Jefferson University. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dr. Berry is a superb clinician who will bring patients from around the country with him.
To schedule an appointment, call (617) 355-6394.
Three new Children's AAAS fellows
Three Children's Hospital Boston physicians have been named fellows in The
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section on Medical Sciences. Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, was chosen for her contributions to the field of metals biology, particularly for the discovery of iron transporters and elucidation of the pathophysiology of human iron disorders. George Daley, MD, PhD, was included for his contributions to the field of stem cell research and for translation of the basic biology to the public, press and government.
Raif Geha, MD, was selected for his contributions to understanding the molecular mechanisms
of primary immunodeficiency diseases and of the