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

    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…

    Close-up of a baby with 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…

    Potty Training
    January 25, 1996
    Potty Training 101

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Dear Ryder, You are obviously a very smart little boy to be Surfing the Web, and I really appreciate the fact that you want to be potty trained. I’m sure that very soo…

    January 22, 1996
    Ear Infections and Pacifiers

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: University researchers from Finland have published a study of 845 children attending day care. They followed the children for fifteen months, keeping track of behaviors whic…

    January 18, 1996
    Slap Cheek

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Slap cheek (also known as slapped cheek disease) is a common name for erythema infectiosum or Fifth Disease (the fifth childhood disease with a rash to be discovered). Cause…

    Hand coming over the covers in a bed. Bed wetting can cause very poor sleep.
    January 15, 1996
    Bed Wetting

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Contrary to popular opinion, bed wetting is a very common problem. It affects somewhere between five and six million children. Unfortunately, most of those kids and their pa…

    The Dangers of Balloons
    January 8, 1996
    The Dangers of Balloons

    Believe it or not, balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. That’s right. Balloons! This shocking fact was established by a study conducted by Children’s Hospital of Pittsb…

    Sad boy. Helping children grieve is not easy.
    January 6, 1996
    Helping Children Grieve

      Losing a loved one is never easy. Having to explain the loss and help a child deal with it can be very difficult. Here are some suggestions for making the grieving process a little easier for y…

    Older man with a young child. Helping children deal with grief.
    January 6, 1996
    Helping Children Deal with Grief

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: First of all, I want to express my sincerest sympathy to you and your entire family. It is never easy to lose a parent and it sounds like you were very close to your father.…

    January 4, 1996
    Minimizing the risk of SIDS

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Everything dear to us causes pain. Becoming a parent opens up new landscapes within us: new hopes, fears, delights, and sorrows. There is no magic moment when you will stop worryi…

    Mother, father and child in bed. The child is awake and parents are trying to sleep. Sleep and the family bed can be confusing.
    January 3, 1996
    Sleep and the Family Bed

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Many families throughout history have chosen a “family bed.” In fact, in most cultures around the world today, a “family bed” is the norm. If that is…