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Jenifer Lightdale | Education

Undergraduate School

Princeton University

1991, Princeton, NJ

Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1995, New York, NY



University of California at San Francisco

1996, San Francisco, CA



University of California at San Francisco

1998, San Fransisco, CA


Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Harvard Combined Residency Program (BCRP)

2001, Boston, MA

Graduate School

Harvard School of Public Health

2004, Boston, MA

Jenifer Lightdale | Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Jenifer Lightdale | Professional History

Dr. Lightdale is the Associate Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital. She was previously the Division Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, where she also served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, and completed her residency at the University of California in San Francisco, a post-graduate fellowship at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, and fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Health Services Research at Harvard University. Dr. Lightdale received her Master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Lightdale specializes in evaluating and treating infants and children with a broad range of gastrointestinal disorders, especially feeding difficulties, abdominal pain, constipation, GERD and food allergies.  She also has advanced expertise in endoscopy. She has received funding from the NIH and other organizations to investigate patient safety and pediatric sedation.

Jenifer Lightdale | Publications