Boston, MA

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Organization

Represented: Researchers
Term ends August 2019

James M. Perrin, MD, is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and former director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, having previously headed a similar division at Vanderbilt. He holds the John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics at MGH. He was president (2014) of the American Academy of Pediatrics, chair of its Committee on Children with Disabilities, and past president of the Ambulatory (Academic) Pediatric Association. He co-chaired an AAP committee to develop practice guidelines for ADHD. He directed the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health for seven years. Perrin was founding editor of Academic Pediatrics. After his fellowship at Rochester, he ran a rural community health center in upstate New York.

His research has examined asthma, middle ear disease, children’s hospitalization, health insurance, and childhood chronic illness and disabilities, with recent emphases on organization of services for the care of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. He received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research and also served as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, he had residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester and held faculty appointments at Rochester and Vanderbilt.

Perrin previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems.

Perrin served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from Winter 2018 - Winter 2019.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 29, 2018

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Employer
  • Tufts New England Medical Center, Employer, Spouse
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, former Board Member, active Volunteer, Self and Spouse
  • Academic Pediatric Association, former Board Member, active Volunteer, Self and Spouse
  • Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, former Board Member, active Volunteer, Self and Spouse
  • Family Voices, Board Member
  • National Academy of Medicine, Active Volunteer, Self


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