American Academy of Pediatrics
November 15, 2019
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About the Author
Ronald E. Kleinman, MD, FAAP, is Physician in Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinman's major areas of research interest include gastrointestinal immunology, nutrition support of infants and children, and nutrition and public health policy. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, chapters, monographs and 4 textbooks. Dr. Kleinman was a founder and past president of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Group on Diet and Nutrition Guidelines in Cancer for the American Cancer Society, the National Cholesterol Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a member of the National Academy of Medicine committees on Standards for School Meals and Obesity Prevention for young Children, member of the Board of Directors for the David Ortiz Childrens' Fund, the European Biomedical Research Institute Salerno (EBRIS), the ILSI Research Foundation, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF New England Regional Board, the Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Organization and Chair of the Boards for Project Bread and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation. He was the Chair of the NIH/NICHD Workshop Planning Committee for the Dietary Guidelines: Birth to 24 Months. Dr. Kleinman is a member of the External Advisory Board (EAB) for the Obesity Research Center at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinman served as Chair of the Committee on Nutrition for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the editor of the 4th - 8th editions of the Academy's textbook, Pediatric Nutrition. He also served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for Current Pediatrics Reports. Frank R. Greer, MD, FAAP, is an emeritus professor of pediatrics and nutritional science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine. Board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, he earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and he completed his residency and fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. He was a member (and past chairman) of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition, and he has served for many years on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. Doctor Greer has published numerous articles on pediatric nutrition, and he has served as an editorial board member for pediatric and nutrition journals, and is co- editor of the AAP's Pediatric Nutrition Handbook. He has served on numerous national committees involving nutrition of both term and preterm infants. Dr. Greer has published many papers nutritional requirements of breastfeeding infants and lactating mothers, including calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, and iron. Many of these required breast milk analysis in his laboratory.