summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1991, Dr. Sharfstein spent a
year working on public health projects in Central America from 1991-1992
before entering medical school. He graduated from Harvard Medical School
in 1996. He then completed residency training in pediatrics at Boston
Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital in 1999, where he was
a co-founder of a national initiative to call attention to the impact
of housing conditions on child health. From July 1999 to June 2001,
he completed a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at the Boston
University School of Medicine. During this time, he worked at the Massachusetts
Department of Public Health and the World Health Organization. Dr. Sharfstein
has co-authored research articles in the New England Journal of Medicine,
American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports, and British
Medical Journal. He has also written articles for the Boston Globe,
New Republic, American Prospect, and Washington Monthly.
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