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Dr. Michael Yogman

Dr. Yogman is a pediatrician in practice in Cambridge, Mass and Chief of the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Mt Auburn Hospital.      


Currently, he is  Chair of the Advisory  Board of the Boston Children’s Museum and Immediate  Past Board Chair,  Chair of the Massachusetts  American Academy of Pediatrics Child Mental Health Task Force and  Chair of the  national American Academy of  Pediatrics  Committee  on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health  where he has authored policy statements  on fathers role with children, perinatal depression, the power of play,trauma, toxic stress and resilience and  addressing early childhood behavioral problems. He serves as a legislative appointee to the Massachusetts   Advisory Board on Child Mental Health  and a gubernatorial appointee to the  Massachusetts Special Commission Relative to Postpartum Depression. He also consults to a number of child care centers. He is a  trustee of the Franciscan Childrens Hospital and the Landmarks Orchestra, a member of the advisory board of Fathers Uplift,  and on the Board of Advisers of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard.    


He is Assistant  Professor of Pediatrics Part Time  at Harvard Medical School where he teaches and does research on the father –child  relationship,  developmental interventions including the RWJ randomized intervention of home visiting and center based care for LBW preterm infants ,  nutrition and behavior, and behavioral health integration in primary care.. He has been a Fellow of  the American Academy of Pediatrics since  1973  and  was one of the first pediatricians to be board certified  in Developmental Behavioral pediatrics in 2002.     


Previously, he has been Associate Chief  of the Division of Child  Development  and Director of the Infant Health and  Development Program at  Boston Children’s Hospital.  He is the editor of several books (In Support of Families,published by Harvard University Press; Affective Development in Infancy; and a biennial series Theory and Research  in Behavioral Pediatrics) and author of numerous  articles and chapters on the father-infant relationship, infant diet and sleep , and parent infant play.  


He received the outstanding childrens museum award on behalf of the Boston Childrens Museum at the White House in 2013. He was awarded the Simms Mann Foundation National Whole Child Award in 2015 and the AAP Senior Child Health Advocacy Award  at the 2016 AAP NCE for his work on  postpartum depression and  the Richmond/Coleman award at the AAP in September of 2017 for outstanding contributions to the  field of child  development and behavior through advocacy, public service, scientific endeavors and literature


Dr Yogman received  his undergraduate degree  from Williams College and his medical degree from Yale University.  He holds a M.Sc. degree in Maternal  and Child Health from Harvard School of Public Health. He is married to Dr. Elizabeth  Ascher, has two grown daughters and  four dogs.

Phone: 617-864-7071


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