Undergraduate Degree

  • Stanford University , 2001 , Stanford , CA

Medical School

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons , 2005 , New York , NY


  • Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York at Columbia University Medical Center , 2009 , New York , NY

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , 2011 , Cambridge , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I believe in the potential of children and the wisdom of families. He enjoys building relationships with families over time and working together to promote health and well-being.


Dr. Bottino earned a BA with honors from Stanford University in 2001. He earned an MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2005 with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Bottino completed residency in pediatrics at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York in 2009, and a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital in 2012. Dr. Bottino earned an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health in 2012. Dr. Bottino is currently a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital Primary Care, both at Longwood and Martha Eliot. There, he sees patients and supervises pediatric residents. Dr. Bottino also does clinical research and teaches at Harvard Medical School. His interests include early child development, social determinants of health, and nutrition and physical activity.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Preventing Toxic Childhood Stress in the COVID Era: A Role for Telemedicine. Telemed J E Health. 2021 04; 27(4):385-387. View abstract
  2. Rethinking race in medical decision making. Bioethics. 2020 06; 34(5):447-449. View abstract
  3. The Relationship Between Housing Instability and Poor Diet Quality Among Urban Families. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Nov - Dec; 19(8):891-898. View abstract
  4. Improving rates of ferrous sulfate prescription for suspected iron deficiency anaemia in infants. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 07; 28(7):588-597. View abstract
  5. Child Life Specialists' Experiences Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Web-Based Survey. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 07; 58(8):851-856. View abstract
  6. Can Clinical Empathy Be Communicated by Text Message? A Case Report. Telemed J E Health. 2020 02; 26(2):259-263. View abstract
  7. Associations Between Patient-Reported Outcome Measures of Asthma Control and Psychosocial Symptoms. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 03; 58(3):307-312. View abstract
  8. Primary Care Group Visits for Childhood Obesity: Clinical Program Evaluation. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 04; 57(4):442-450. View abstract
  9. Food Insecurity Screening in Pediatric Primary Care: Can Offering Referrals Help Identify Families in Need? Acad Pediatr. 2017 07; 17(5):497-503. View abstract
  10. Associations between Public Library Use and Reading Aloud among Families with Young Children. J Pediatr. 2016 06; 173:221-227.e1. View abstract
  11. Impact of an Electronic Template on Documentation of Obesity in a Primary Care Clinic. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Oct; 55(12):1152-9. View abstract
  12. Massachusetts Pediatricians' Views Toward Body Mass Index Screening in Schools: Continued Controversy. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 08; 55(9):844-50. View abstract
  13. Improving immunization rates in a hospital-based primary care practice. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 133(4):e1047-54. View abstract
  14. Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: randomized trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention among preschool-aged children. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Nov; 167(11):1072-9. View abstract
  15. Obesity-related behaviors of US- and non-US-born parents and children in low-income households. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 34(8):541-8. View abstract
  16. Accelerating progress in reducing childhood obesity disparities: exploring best practices of positive outliers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(2 Suppl):193-9. View abstract
  17. Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: methods and baseline data of a randomized controlled trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention. Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 55(5):418-26. View abstract
  18. The association of urbanicity with infant sleep duration. Health Place. 2012 Sep; 18(5):1000-5. View abstract
  19. Unstable distal radial fractures treated with external fixation, a radial column plate, or a volar plate. A prospective randomized trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Jul; 91(7):1568-77. View abstract
  20. Biologic therapy for psoriasis: an update on the tumor necrosis factor inhibitors infliximab, etanercept, and adalimumab, and the T-cell-targeted therapies efalizumab and alefacept. J Drugs Dermatol. 2005 Sep-Oct; 4(5):544-55. View abstract
  21. Neuroprotective effects of bcl-2 overexpression in hippocampal cultures: interactions with pathways of oxidative damage. J Neurochem. 2002 Nov; 83(4):914-23. View abstract