Eileen M. Costello, MD
Clinical Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Northwestern University Medical School
AB, Harvard College

Eileen Costello, MD, Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social relations from Harvard University and her medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Boston City Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital; she served as chief resident at Boston City Hospital from 1989-1990 and did her fellowship at BMC in the developmental and behavioral pediatrics division with a focus on autism. Also an author, Costello’s well-known book, Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn’t Fit In, highlights her creative and innovative approaches to both clinical care and specifically to children with neuro-developmental challenges.

Costello has been honored throughout her career as the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thayer Academy Humanitarian Award for Community Service, the Portraits of Inspiration Award by the Asperger’s Association of New England, a Boston Children’s Hospital Excellence in Community Pediatrics Award, and a two-time recipient of the Partners Healthcare Partners in Excellence Award.

Boston Medical Center
Ambulatory Pediatrics

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  1. Komaromy M, Tomanovich M, Taylor JL, Ruiz-Mercado G, Kimmel SD, Bagley SM, Saia KM, Costello E, Park TW, LaBelle C, Weinstein Z, Walley AY. Adaptation of a System of Treatment for Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Addict Med. 2021 Nov-Dec 01; 15(6):448-451.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33298750; PMCID: PMC8562917; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000791;
  2. Stulac S, Bair-Merritt M, Wachman EM, Augustyn M, Howard C, Madoor N, Costello E. Children and families of the opioid epidemic: Under the radar. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 08; 49(8):100637.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31494050
  3. Costello E. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care (Arthur H. Fierman, MD ed.). Primary Care on the Spectrum. 2013; 43(1):1-18.
  4. Costello EM. Primary care on the spectrum. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013 Jan; 43(1):17-8. PMID: 23332399; DOI: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2012.07.006;
  5. Costello E. Centers for Disease Control Publication with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, Carol Weitzman, MD and Jana Thomas, MPH eds.). 2012.
  6. Costello E. Safe, Lifesaving Vaccines (Opinion Editorial). The Boston Globe. 2010.
  7. Costello E. You Mean It’s Not ADD?. ADDitude Magazine. 2010.
  8. Santosuosso J, Costello E. The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care (Marilyn Augustyn, Elizabeth Caronna, and Barry Zukerman eds.). Alternative Treatments for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 2010.
  9. Caronna E, Costello E. The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care (Marilyn Augustyn, Elizabeth Caronna, and Barry Zuckerman eds.). Treatments for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 2010.
  10. Costello E. Double Talk, The Real Life of a Pediatrician (Perri Klass, MD ed.). Kaplan Publishing. 2009; 115-122.
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As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Kaiser Health News 1/14/2022

As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Medscape 1/14/2022

The ins and outs of vaccinating kids ages 5 to 11

WBUR 11/15/2021

With pediatric COVID vaccines a reality, experts reexamine whether ‘herd immunity’ is possible

WBUR 11/4/2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic Sparked a Shift in SOFAR's Addiction Care Model

HealthCity 10/26/2021

Why there is an unseasonal outbreak of this common respiratory illness in children

Boston.com 9/30/2021

Mobile care unit brings vaccinations to Boston children

WCVB 8/27/2021

Quirky Kids

Reach Out & Read Podcast 8/5/2021

Can Parenting Interventions Help Mothers with OUD and Their Babies?

HealthCity 7/13/2021

Mandatory Reporting Law Is Harmful for Pregnant People with Substance Use Disorder

HealthCity 6/29/2021

Support for Newborn Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder Doesn't Go Far Enough

HealthCity 6/2/2021

Missing Important Diagnoses For Kids, In The Pandemic

WBUR 5/19/2021

New report offers guidance for pediatricians on how to prevent abuse of children with disabilities

STAT 4/19/2021

Keeping Them Close

Harvard Magazine 4/15/2021

Diagnosing Autism in the Pandemic

The New York Times 3/1/2021

'Twindemic' averted: Flu rates low in Mass., across the nation

Dorchester Reporter 2/18/2021

Pandemic Challenges For Families With “Quirky Kids”

WGNTV 2/18/2021

'Twindemic' Averted: Not Much Flu In Mass., And Record Low Rates Across The Nation

WBUR 2/10/2021

Colds, flu decline among children. ‘Even 3-year-olds are good at wearing masks.’

The Boston Globe 2/10/2021

Pediatricians pivot to vaccines on the go as immunization rates drop during the pandemic

STAT 1/29/2021

What Pediatricians Say Can’t Wait

The New York Times 12/21/2020

What Pediatricians Say Can’t Wait

The New York Times 12/21/2020

Doctors Get Creative as Coronavirus Fears Stall Kids’ Health Visits

NBC Nightly News 7/17/2020

With Childrens' Vaccinations Down Amid Coronavirus, Doctors Get Creative

Fox News 7/3/2020

With Families Staying Home, Boston Hospital Takes Pediatric Care on the Road

NBC Boston 6/24/2020

Mobile Medicine: How a Pediatric Vaccination Van Has Upended the Idea of Care

HealthCity 6/9/2020

Parents Worried About Coronavirus Are Missing Vaccination Appointments — Opening the Door to Outbreaks of a Different Kind

The Boston Globe 4/30/2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Infant and Child Health Care, Beyond Missed Vaccinations

ABC News 4/29/2020

Doctors Try Out Curbside Vaccinations For Kids To Prevent A Competing Pandemic

WBUR 4/24/2020

Opioid Related Overdoses Decreasing

Managed Healthcare Executive 3/4/2020

BU Physician Receives Clinical Excellence in Leadership Award

Jamaica Plain Gazette 11/8/2019

Which Came First: The Anxiety or the ADHD?

ADDitude 10/2/2019

Students with chronic conditions face a stiff burden

The Boston Globe 9/3/2018

2018 Boston Combined Residency Program: Faculty Teaching Honor Roll
2017 Boston Medical Center: Patient Experience Recognition Award
2009 Children’s Hospital Medical Center Award for service to Pediatrics and the Community
2008 Partners Health Care/Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Partners in Excellence Award for Commitment to Excellence and Outstanding Performance
2006 Spiral Foundation/Occupational Therapy Associates: Award in recognition of exceptional work in raising awareness of Sensory Processing Disorder
2006 Asperger’s Association of New England: Portraits of Inspiration Award
2004 Pediatrics; Partners Health Care/Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Partners in Excellence Award for Commitment to Excellence and Outstanding Performance
1999 Thayer Academy: Humanitarian Award for Community Service
1989 Neighborhood Health Center : Northwestern University Medical School
1986 Northwestern University: Frederick Stenn Award for Compassion in Clinical Medicine Medical School Graduation
1986 Northwestern University Medical School: Class Speaker at Commencement: The Challenge of the Medically Uninsured
1981 Henry Luce Scholars Program Fellowship
1980 Harvard College Commencement: Ames Memorial Award – “for courage, leadership, and self-reliance”
1980 Harvard College: Harriet Boynton Thompson Scholarship
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