John G. Palfrey, MD
Clinical Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Ambulatory Care Services

MD, Columbia University
MPhil, Columbia University
MS, Rockefeller University
AB, Harvard College

Sean Palfrey is a pediatrician and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and of Public Health at Boston University. He is a 1967 graduate of Harvard College and attended medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency at Tufts New England Medical Center. Dr. Palfrey has practiced and taught clinical medicine in Massachusetts for more than forty years, and he spends a good deal of his time advocating for better child health programs and policies, and the prevention of illness and sadness. He served as president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and he has been a legislative advocate for child health programs and policies since the late 1970s.

Clinical Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

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  1. Palfrey S. New initiatives to improve HPV vaccination rates. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 06 02; 12(6):1594-8. PMID: 26930138; PMCID: PMC4964740; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1145316;
  2. Palfrey JS, Palfrey S. Preventing gun deaths in children. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 31; 368(5):401-3. PMID: 23272974; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1215606;
  3. Palfrey S. Daring to practice low-cost medicine in a high-tech era. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17; 364(11):e21. PMID: 21366468; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1101392;
  4. Kressin NR, Nunn ME, Singh H, Orner MB, Pbert L, Hayes C, Culler C, Glicken SR, Palfrey S, Geltman PL, Cadoret C, Henshaw MM. Pediatric clinicians can help reduce rates of early childhood caries: effects of a practice based intervention. Med Care. 2009 Nov; 47(11):1121-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19786919; PMCID: PMC2920219; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181b58867;
  5. Lieu TA, Finkelstein JA, Adams MM, Miroshnik IL, Lett SM, Palfrey S, Freed GL, Kleinman K, Ray GT, Platt R. Pediatricians' views on financial barriers and values for pneumococcal vaccine for children. Ambul Pediatr. 2002 Sep-Oct; 2(5):358-66. PMID: 12241131
  6. Adams WG, Conners WP, Mann AM, Palfrey S. Immunization entry at the point of service improves quality, saves time, and is well-accepted. Pediatrics. 2000 Sep; 106(3):489-92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 10969092
  7. Garofalo R, Wolf RC, Kessel S, Palfrey SJ, DuRant RH. The association between health risk behaviors and sexual orientation among a school-based sample of adolescents. Pediatrics. 1998 May; 101(5):895-902. PMID: 9565422
  8. Adams WG, Geva J, Coffman J, Palfrey S, Bauchner H. Anemia and elevated lead levels in underimmunized inner-city children. Pediatrics. 1998 Mar; 101(3):E6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 9481025
  9. Rappo PD, Palfrey SJ. Variation in patient charges for vaccines. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Feb; 151(2):210-1. PMID: 9041886
  10. Payne SM, Donahue C, Rappo P, McNamara JJ, Bass J, First L, Kulig J, Palfrey S, Siegel B, Homer C. Variations in pediatric pneumonia and bronchitis/asthma admission rates. Is appropriateness a factor? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 Feb; 149(2):162-9. PMID: 7849877
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2015 AMA Foundation Jack McConnell Award for Excellence in Medicine
2013 CDC First Immunization Champion Award for Massachusetts
2007 AAP Outstanding Achievement Award: - In The Application Of Epidemiologic Information To Child Health Outcomes
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General Pediatrics
Lead Poisoning
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