Dr. Michael Yogman, MD


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Dr. Yogman is a member of Fathers' Uplift's Advisory Board and a pediatrician. He has been in pediatric practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 20 years after several years working full time at Boston Children’s Hospital with Dr. T Berry Brazelton.   He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School where he teaches and does research on the father-child relationship, developmental interventions, and nutrition and behavior. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1973 and was board certified in Developmental Behavioral pediatrics when it first became a subspecialty in 2002. Previously, he has been Associate Chief of the Division of Child Development and Director of the Infant Health and Development Program at Children’s Hospital.  He is the editor of several books (In Support of Families, published by Harvard University Press;  Affective Development in Infancy; and a biennial series Theory and Research in Behavioral Pediatrics) and author of numerous articles and chapters on the father-infant relationship, infant diet and sleep, and parent-infant play.  He gave the introductory testimony to hearings of the U.S. House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families on fathers and children in support of paternity leave in the early 1980’s. Dr. Yogman’s groundbreaking research on fatherhood was recently featured in the Journal of Pediatrics in an article entitled, “Fathers’ Roles in the Care and Development of Their Children: The Role of Pediatricians.