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

    Nibble Nursing
    February 20, 1996
    Nibble Nursing

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: The situation you are describing sounds very difficult. The fear of what life will be like after you have to go back to work is undoubtedly an added pressure. You are to be …

    February 19, 1996
    Nursing Difficulties

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: It’s great to hear back from readers. I am always glad to give further explanation! There are several factors that contribute to the success of a nursing experience fo…

    Follow-up on HIV/AIDS
    February 16, 1996
    Follow-up on HIV/AIDS

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: This brings up many meaty, practical questions. Should parents worry about their children getting AIDS from playing at the house of someone with HIV? What about contact spor…

    What is Baby Acne?
    February 14, 1996
    What is Baby Acne?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: To many parents’ dismay, their beautiful newborn’s face breaks out with red bumps. One of the most common causes for red bumps on an infant’s face is baby …

    Young boy with swollen forehead after a fall
    February 13, 1996
    When to Call the Doctor after your Child Hits His Head

    When we hear the awful thud of a child’s head, our breath catches. A prompt cry after the injury is reassuring. It is normal to feel sleepy after a child hits his head, and is even okay for…

    February 13, 1996
    Head Injuries

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: If only we could bottle kids’ marvelous energy. It’s better than solar power! Still, their energetic exploration of life often results in “bonks” or …

    Family talking together.
    February 12, 1996
    Talking To Kids about HIV

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: What a wonderful question! Many people are unwilling to talk about HIV/AIDS, but open communication is vital. HIV is a tragic illness that profoundly impacts all whom it tou…

    February 9, 1996
    Newborn Sounds

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Kare and Robert, your daughter is beautiful! Often newborns surprise their parents with the amount of noise they make when they breathe, particularly after eating. The cells…

    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding
    February 8, 1996
    Steps To Take Before Giving Up On Breast Feeding

    Before you decide to give up nursing, I recommend that you try a few simple things that might make the situation much easier for both you and your baby. If these don’t work, you can still decide…

    February 8, 1996
    Nursing: Considering Giving Up?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Many new mothers feel the way you do. This is a time that most expectant parents have looked forward to with delight. We dream of a wonderful baby who will fill our lives wi…

    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined
    February 7, 1996
    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Defined

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Your question comes at a great time. Most of the problems associated with falling asleep with a bottle begin to emerge after a child is one year old. Cavities result from th…

    Eye Drainage
    February 6, 1996
    Eye Drainage

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Ask your doctor if your daughter has a blocked tear duct. This is the most common problem of the lacrimal or tear system. Our eyes are constantly bathed in a protective film…

    What is Walking Pneumonia?
    February 5, 1996
    What is Walking Pneumonia?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: The word pneumonia sounds alarm bells in many parents. It is understandably disturbing, because some pneumonias are quite serious, particularly in those whose immune system …

    Alleviating Eczema
    February 5, 1996
    Alleviating Eczema

    Eczema is a chronic condition in which sensitive skin reacts to certain triggers, and a rash develops. The mainstays of eczema treatment are moisturizers and ever-increasing strengths of cortisone cre…

    Fathering
    February 2, 1996
    Fathering

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: In any bookstore one can find several good resources for fathers, but the most important resource of all is one that is very difficult to obtain. That resource is locked up …

    Young girl in pink pjs with chapped lips
    February 1, 1996
    Chapped Lips

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Dry winter air chaps lips. When the lips do become chapped it is very common for children to lick their lips in an attempt to moisten them. Unfortunately, even though saliva…

    January 29, 1996
    Pregnancy and Group B Strep

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: You are describing Group B Streptococcus, a major cause of infections in newborns. Being diagnosed as a carrier of this bacteria must have been quite concerning, particularl…

    Tips for Potty Training
    January 29, 1996
    Tips for Potty Training

    Most children are ready to tackle the challenge of potty use somewhere between age 2 and shortly after their third birthday, with boys generally at the latter end of this range. Letting you know when …

    Colic Will Not Last Forever!
    January 26, 1996
    Colic Will Not Last Forever!

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Colic can be very difficult. As your daughter’s birth approached you probably experienced increasing anticipation and eagerness about the upcoming new beginning. The birth e…

    January 26, 1996
    What is Colic?

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: When a baby’s crying lasts longer than three hours a day, it is called colic. Almost all babies develop a fussy period. The timing varies, but it usually begins at abo…