Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is a pediatrician in private practice, committed to giving extraordinary care to his patients. In addition, his mission includes improving the health of people around the world, focusing on children.

In 1995, he launched DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as "the pioneer physician Web site". His award-winning site has received over 100 million Unique Users from parents, concerned family members, students, and healthcare professionals.

Education

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.

Non-Profit Work

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 Care.

Dr. Greene is the Founding President of the Society for Participatory Medicine and has served as both President and Board Chair of Hi-Ethics (Health Internet Ethics). He is on the Board of Directors for One Heart World WideEat Real and The Lundberg Institute. Dr. Greene is the Past President of The Organic Center and a past Member of the Board of Directors of Healthy Child Healthy World. He is a founding partner of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. He has also served as an advisor to URAC for both their inaugural and their updated health web site accreditation program. He is a founding member of the e-Patient Scholars Working Group, and a founding board member of the Center for Information Therapy. 

Publications

Dr. Greene is the author of Feeding Baby Green (Wiley, 2009), Raising Baby Green (Wiley, 2007), From First Kicks to First Steps (McGraw-Hill, 2004), The Parent's Complete Guide to Ear Infections (People's Medical Society, 1997), and a co-author of The A.D.A.M. Illustrated Family Health Guide (A.D.A.M., Inc., 2004). He is the medical expert for three additional books, The Parent's Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your New Baby, (Contemporary Books, 1998) The Parent's Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your Toddler, (Contemporary Books, 1999), and The Mother of All Baby Books, (Hungry Minds, Inc., 2002).

Public Speaking

Dr. Greene is a frequent keynote speaker at important events such as TEDx Berkeley, TEDx Brussels, Health 2.0, IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), held in Modena, Happiness and It's Causes, held in Sydney, the first European Internet health conference, held in Maastricht, the first International eHealth Association Conference, held in Jeddah, the largest e-Healthcare World Conference, held in Las Vegas, and the first Green Power Baby Shower, held in Hollywood.

Media

Dr. Greene 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.

Dr. Greene is the Pediatric Expert for The People's Pharmacy (as heard on many NPR stations) and Healing Quest (seen on many PBS stations). He was the original Pediatric Expert for both Yahoo! and iVillage and was a regular columnist for Parenting Magazine for several years.

Personal

Dr. Greene loves to think about challenging ideas, he enjoys being where nothing man made can be seen, and he wears green socks.

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Blog Posts by Dr. Alan Greene

    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children
    March 3, 1996
    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children

    Dr. Greene’s take on sugar and behavior… The effect of sugar intake on children’s behavior is a hotly debated topic in pediatrics. Parents and educators often contend that sugar and …

    Nursing while Pregnant
    March 3, 1996
    Nursing while Pregnant

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Nature is a fascinating interplay of cycles, large and small. A woman’s menstrual cycle is both poignant and beautiful. During a brief time beginning with the concepti…

    Tips for Treating and Preventing Eczema Outbreaks
    March 1, 1996
    Tips for Treating and Preventing Eczema Outbreaks

    The first step in treating eczema is to identify the precipitating event or trigger and avoid it if possible! You may not see an immediate improvement, but if you are going to successfully treat eczem…

    Eczema Causes and Treatments
    March 1, 1996
    Eczema Causes and Treatments

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Eczema is one of the most common skin problems for children. It is a condition of dry, extra-sensitive skin. Most infants will outgrow it by the time they are 2 to 3 years o…

    Baby Bottle Weaning
    February 28, 1996
    Baby Bottle Weaning

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: When a four year old is still using a bottle to go to sleep there are two patterns that must be overcome. First, she has chosen the bottle as her lovey, or special comfort o…

    Tips for Weaning your Child from a Bedtime Bottle
    February 28, 1996
    Tips for Weaning your Child from a Bedtime Bottle

    When a toddler or preschooler is still using a bottle to go to sleep, there are two patterns that must be overcome. First, she has chosen the bottle as her special comfort object to help her with the …

    When Communication gets Stuck
    February 27, 1996
    When Communication gets Stuck

    Dr. Greene’s Anwer: I feel so strongly that communication is a key issue for parents that I am addressing a second response to this question. (If you haven’t read the first answer, you wil…

    Toxoplasmosis Defined
    February 26, 1996
    Toxoplasmosis Defined

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Congratulations, Stephanie! Only 31 weeks to go! What a miracle — a new life is forming inside you! Once a baby arrives, changing diapers is a practical way to express…

    Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy
    February 26, 1996
    Dangers of Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Congratulations, Stephanie! Only 31 weeks to go! What a miracle — a new life is forming inside you! Once a baby arrives, changing diapers is a practical way to express…

    Toy soldiers made of lead -- How much lead is safe?
    February 23, 1996
    How Much Lead is Safe?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: In that tiny paint chip, the past and the future intersect. A generation ago in that same space, a couple stood in a freshly painted apartment, perhaps with a young child. N…

    February 23, 1996
    Lead Levels in Paint

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Lead levels in paints are measured in parts per million (ppm). You will need to find the concentration of lead in your paint to determine the level of risk. Currently, 600 p…

    Fast Facts about Lead
    February 23, 1996
    Fast Facts about Lead

    Deaths from lead poisoning are now rare, but it is not unusual for a child’s blood to contain enough lead to cause intellectual and developmental delay, neurologic problems, kidney disease, and …

    Lead Screening
    February 23, 1996
    Lead Screening

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions a blood test to check for lead should be considered. (more…)…

    Antibiotics for Colds
    February 22, 1996
    Why Do Doctors Recommend Against Antibiotics for Colds?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Colds are caused by viruses, not bacteria. Over 200 different species of virus causing the common cold have been identified. Antibiotics do not work at all in treating the c…

    Antibiotics and the Common Cold
    February 22, 1996
    Antibiotics and the Common Cold

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: This is an extremely important question! There are over one billion colds in the United States annually, with each child averaging 3 to 8 colds per year. It is no fun when y…

    Viruses and our Immune Systems
    February 22, 1996
    Viruses and our Immune Systems

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Two types of defense against viruses predominate in the bloodstream: humoral immunity and cellular immunity. The humoral (or one might say ‘liquid’) immune syste…

    Bacteria vs. Viruses
    February 22, 1996
    Bacteria vs. Viruses

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Viruses are tiny geometric structures that can only reproduce inside a living cell. They range in size from 20 to 250 nanometers (one nanometer is one billionth of a meter).…

    Reducing the Number of Ear Infections
    February 21, 1996
    Reducing the Number of Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Most ear infections happen before 2 years of age, and most happen between November and March (in the Northern Hemisphere). If your daughter has only had two by 15 months, sh…

    Causes of Ear Infections
    February 21, 1996
    Causes of Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Your question is a timely one, since ear infections are most common in winter or early spring, and the highest incidence is in children under 2 years old. In the United Stat…

    The Fine art of Communication
    February 20, 1996
    The Fine art of Communication

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Sometimes when we talk to our children, it feels like a surrealistic play, where we repeat ourselves over and over, and no one seems to hear. This kind of communication is f…