Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics

Administrative Appointments


  • Board Chair, Society for Participatory Medicine (2010 - 2011)
  • Board Member, Society for Participatory Medicine (2009 - 2012)
  • Board Member, Lead Solutions (1992 - 1993)
  • Board Member, YMCA - Project Focys (1995 - 1997)
  • Board President, The Organic Center (2007 - 2008)
  • Co-Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Mills-Peninsula Hospitals (1998 - 2000)
  • Board Member, The Organic Center (2003 - 2011)
  • Advisory Board Co-Chair, The Organic Center (2012 - 2012)
  • Founding President, Society for Participatory Medicine (2009 - 2010)
  • Deputy Editor, Journal of Participatory Medicine (2009 - 2012)
  • Board Member, Vice-Chair, Food, Family, Farming Foundation (2010 - 2012)
  • Board Member, Healthy Child Healthy World (2009 - 2012)

Honors & Awards


  • Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association (1994, 2000)
  • Children's Health Hero of the Internet, Intel (1996)
  • 15 Most Influential Forces in eHealth, Advance for Health Information Executives (2005)
  • 100 Most Creative and Influential Innovators Working in Healthcare Today, Healthspottr (2009)
  • Aesclepius Award for best health site on the Internet, Health Improvement Institute (2005)
  • 4 Best Web Resources for Medical Professionals: Pediatrics, Nursing Online Education Database (2007)
  • Best Parenting Book of the Year, Nautilus Book Awards (2007)
  • America's Top Pediatricians, Consumer's Research Council of America (2004-2011)
  • Prevention Award, Healthy Child Healthy World (2011)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:Children's Hospital of Oakland (1993) CA
  • Residency:Children's Hospital of Oakland (1992) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1991)
  • Internship:Children's Hospital of Oakland (1988) CA
  • Medical Education:UCSF Hospital (1987) CA
  • BA, Princeton University, Pre-Med: The History and Philosophy of Science (1981)
  • MD, University of California San Francisco, Medicine (1987)
  • Resident, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California, Pediatrics (1991)
  • Chief Resident, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California, Pediatrics (1993)

Community and International Work


  • TICC TOCC

    Topic

    Optimal Umbilical Cord Clamping

    Populations Served

    Global

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • WhiteOut Now

    Topic

    Introduction of Solid Foods

    Populations Served

    Infants

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Vitamin Angels

    Topic

    Micronutrient Supplementation

    Populations Served

    Children and Pregnant Women Globally

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • DrGreene.com

    Topic

    Children's Health

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Plum Organic, Horizon Organic,Episencial, BornFree, Mother Knows

    Populations Served

    Global. Over 81 million visitors

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Publications

All Publications


  • Vitamin D-Deficient Rickets in a Child With Cow's Milk Allergy NUTRITION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE Pearson, D., Barreto-Chang, O., Shepard, W. E., Greene, A., Longhurst, C. 2010; 25 (4): 394-398

    Abstract

    This article describes the case of a 16-month-old Hispanic male toddler with cow's milk allergy living in northern California who was admitted to a children's hospital for weight loss and markedly elevated levels of serum alkaline phosphatase and parathyroid hormone. At a routine outpatient well-child visit, his mother expressed concern about a decrease in his appetite and activity level. A detailed diet history revealed that breast milk was his primary source of nutrition during his first year of life and he had not been given supplemental vitamins. With attempts to introduce cow's milk formula, he had developed a rash and swelling around the mouth. Shortly after his first birthday, his mother weaned him from breast milk and introduced unfortified rice milk as a palatable milk substitute. Upon admission he was pale and lethargic; his laboratory studies were remarkable for elevated serum alkaline phosphatase and parathyroid hormone and low levels of phosphorus, 25-hydroxy-vitamin D, and ferritin. Lower extremity radiographic studies were consistent with rickets. After 5 weeks of therapy with vitamin D(3) and iron, his serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D level normalized. Within 12 weeks following therapy, the child demonstrated significant clinical improvement, with resolution of growth failure and bone reossification. His activity level had returned to normal. This case emphasizes the importance of adequate vitamin D intake for children with special attention to those who might have nutrition deficiencies attributable to milk allergy.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0884533610374199

    View details for Web of Science ID 000283800100011

    View details for PubMedID 20702845

  • Feeding Baby Green Alan Greene, M. F. 2009; Wiley: 1-296
  • Raising Baby Green Alan Greene, M. F., Jeanette Pavini & Theresa Foy DiGeronimo 2007; Wiley: 1-306
  • Developmental Milestones The Experts' Guide to the Baby Years Greene, A. 2006: 159-162
  • The A.D.A.M. Illustrated Family Health Guide Greene, A., Juhn, G. Hart, JA, Neinkamp, MA 2004: 1-338
  • From First Kicks to First Steps Alan Greene, M. F. 2004; McGrawHill: 1-347
  • Computers, doctors, and toilet training. MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine Greene, A. R. 2000; 2 (6): E5-?

    View details for PubMedID 11335855

  • The Parent Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your Toddler. Hanley, K., Greene, A, Evans, N 1999: 1-280
  • The Parent's Complete Guide to Ear Infections Alan Greene, M. F. 1999; Avon Books: 1-213
  • The Parent Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your Baby Hanley, K., Greene, A, Evans, N 1998: 1-278
  • Oral Health Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice Greene, J., Greene, A 1996: 315-334