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Christy Cummings | Medical Services

Programs & Services


  • English
  • French

Christy Cummings | Education

Undergraduate School

Colby College

2002, Waterville, ME

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2006, Rochester, NY


Yale University School of Medicine

2007, New Haven, CT


Yale University School of Medicine

2009, New Haven, CT


Neonatology; Bioethics Track

Yale University School of Medicine

2012, New Haven, CT


Harvard Medical School

2013, Boston, MA

Christy Cummings | Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (General)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)

Christy Cummings | Professional History

Dr. Christy Cummings is an Attending Physician in Medicine in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cummings is a graduate of Colby College, received her medical degree from the University of Rochester, and training in pediatrics, neonatology and ethics at Yale. She participated in Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics Program in Bioethics and completed the Fellowship Program in Medical Ethics through the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cummings is currently an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an attending neonatologist in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. As an Ethics Associate, she is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is Director of Medical Ethics & Humanities for the Division of Newborn Medicine. Dr. Cummings also serves on the hospital’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Cummings’ research and scholarly activities focus broadly on medical ethics and humanism and their intersection with medical education in pediatrics and neonatology, as well as counseling and communication.

Christy Cummings | Publications

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, particularly the family. Through clear and compassionate communication, I aim to ensure families are not only well informed, but also understood.