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Claire McCarthy | Medical Services

Programs & Services


  • English
  • Spanish

Claire McCarthy | Education

Undergraduate School

Princeton University

1984, Princeton, NJ

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

1988, Boston, MA



Boston Children's Hospital

1989, Boston, MA



Boston Children's Hospital

1991, Boston, MA

Claire McCarthy | Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (General)

Claire McCarthy | Professional History

Dr. McCarthy has been a primary care pediatrician at BCH for more than three decades, working first at Martha Eliot Health Center and then at the Children's Hospital Primary Care Center since 2011. She is also the director of the Pediatric Diagnostic Program, which coordinates multidisciplinary evaluations of children with unclear symptoms that span specialties.

Dr. McCarthy has also written about health and parenting throughout her career, in multiple print and online outlets. She is an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Claire McCarthy | Publications

I believe that being a good pediatrician involves not just addressing the medical needs of my patients, but also their emotional, educational, social and other needs. I have a particular interest in caring for children with complex medical problems, and helping them navigate systems of care. I really enjoy getting to know families and following them over time; it is an honor and privilege to be part of their lives.