We are dedicated to using information technology to make pediatric wisdom more accessible than ever before. Our goal is to improve children’s health by informing and inspiring those who care for them.
By addressing the connection between the health of our children and the health of the environment, we strive to make a difference for both.
By providing information, wisdom, and perspective, we strive to prepare parents to become knowledgeable partners who can work with their children’s physicians in a new and rich way.
We feel strongly that the Internet should enhance, not replace, the partnership between our readers and their own physicians.
Background & History
In 1995, Dr. Alan Greene had a thriving pediatric practice in San Mateo, CA. He was known for being an excellent pediatrician who worked with parents and kids on health, prevention, and development issues.
He spent as much time as possible with each family — discussing, diagnosing, and providing health education at each office visit. He also gave his home phone number to many of the families he worked with.
Despite these efforts, he still found that he wasn’t able to give each family all that they needed in terms of health care information. He was frustrated and felt that he was covering only the very surface of the great depth of specific health information each individual family needed.
He also found that families were scheduling appointments because “Jason has a runny nose,” but what they really wanted to talk about was feeding issues, sleep issues, potty training, or other important parenting issues that health insurance may not cover. His patients would have loved to have more of his time and expertise, but there weren’t enough hours in the day. What a dilemma!
DrGreene.com went online in December 1995 to address this need. The AMA has called this the pioneer physician website.
In 1996, after a life-threatening illness in the family, it became clear that providing DrGreene.com as a free, public service was a “calling”, not a business.
Parents’ thirst to learn about their children’s health remains strong around the world. Today we receive visits from millions of people each year, some located on every continent on earth (including Antarctica).
Dr. Greene Quick Notes
Dr. Greene is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California at San Francisco. Upon completion of his pediatric residency program at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Northern California he served as Chief Resident. He entered primary care pediatrics in January 1993.
As a father of four, Dr. Greene has devoted himself to freely giving real answers to parents’ real questions — from questions about those all too common childhood conditions to those that address the most recent and rare pediatric illnesses. His answers combine cutting edge science, practical wisdom, warm empathy, and a deep respect for parents, children, and the environment. He is also an electrifying public speaker, and has personally touched many during his talks in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
In 2010 Dr. Greene founded the WhiteOut Movement to change how babies in the United States are fed. In 2012 he founded TICC TOCC – Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Clamping. He is also the founder of KidGlyphs iPhone app that provides a tool for young children to express themselves beyond their verbal skills while teaching them important language skills.
TEDx Brussels: "90 seconds to change the world"
TEDx Brussels: "Rethinking the heart of health"
Dr. Greene on Good Morning America
Discussing "'White Out' White Rice Cereal"
Newspaper & Magazines
- TIME - Growing Up Green
Blogs & Websites
Awards & Honors
- Top 30 Influencers in BioTech - Huffington Post
- Most Influential Forces in Healthare IT
- Community Hero Torch Bearer for the 1996 Olympics
Reporters frequently turn to our own Dr. Alan Greene for advice and information about family health issues, and he appears frequently on TV, radio, websites, and in newspapers and magazines around the world, including such venues as the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC network news, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, Parade, Parents, Child, Baby Talk, Working Mother, Better Home’s & Gardens, and the Reader’s Digest.
Direct media inquiries to one of the addresses below:
855 El Camino Real
It Takes a Team
Cheryl Greene, MACo-founder & Executive Producer
Cheryl Greene is the co-founder and Executive Producer of DrGreene.com. She is a mother, a breast cancer survivor and a foodie. Cheryl is active in social media and can be found on Facebook and Twitter as @MsGreene.
Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, MDExecutive Content Editor
Dr. Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, is DrGreene.com’s senior medical content editor. She is an academic pediatrician with over 15 years of experience in health education. A twins health and parenting expert, she is the founder of Twinsdoctor.com and author of Twins 101: 50 Must-have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood from Doctor M.O.M.
Rebecca Hicks, MDSenior Medical Content Editor
Born and raised in southern California, Dr. Rebecca Hicks is an attending pediatric endocrinologist at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California. She was a Regent’s Scholar during her undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Liat Simkhay Snyder, MDSenior Medical Content Editor
Dr. Liat Snyder joined DrGreene.com in 2007 as an Expert Medical Reviewer. She currently sees patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and is enjoying motherhood.
Jen Jen Chen, MDSenior Medical Content Editor
Jen Jen Chen, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in UC Irvine Department of Pediatrics and Physician Researcher in the Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center.
Laura Webb, MDSenior Medical Content Editor
Dr. Laura Webb has been a general pediatrician in the Bay Area for over 10 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including a private practice, large outpatient clinic and in the hospital nursery. Throughout this time she has been involved in health education and developing programs to reach out to parents with the goal of educating them about children’s health and preventative care.
Amy Romano, MBA MSN CNMMedical Reviewer
Amy Romano has worked in the maternity care field as a nurse, midwife, research analyst, educator, and consumer advocate since 2001. As a nurse-midwife, she has practiced in the home, birth center, and hospital settings and taught in the Yale Nurse-Midwifery program