Arvin Garg, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Arvin Garg
(617) 414-3817
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall


Dr. Arvin Garg is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at BUSM. He is also Associate Director of Medical Student Education for Pediatrics. He focuses his research and advocacy on community pediatrics and addressing the social determinants of health within the medical home.

Dr. Garg joined BUSM in 2010 after receiving his training at both Johns Hopkins University and Boston University Schools of Medicine (SOM), as well as the University of Connecticut SOM. He also worked in private practice for two years. He has been recognized by a diverse body of institutions for his outstanding service and commitment to teaching, research, and empowering families to live their healthiest possible lives. Dr. Garg lives in the Boston area with his wife and two daughters and is a self-professed Boston sports nut.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Johns Hopkins University, BA


  • Published on 12/20/2017

    Garg A, Sheldrick RC, Dworkin PH. The Inherent Fallibility of Validated Screening Tools for Social Determinants of Health. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Dec 20. PMID: 29274399.

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  • Published on 11/29/2017

    Byhoff E, Freund KM, Garg A. Accelerating the Implementation of Social Determinants of Health Interventions in Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Feb; 33(2):223-225. PMID: 29188543.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Anker B, Tripodis Y, Long WE, Garg A. Income Disparities in the Association of the Medical Home With Child Health. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Oct 01; 9922817733697. PMID: 29017366.

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  • Published on 12/20/2016

    Garg A, Boynton-Jarrett R, Dworkin PH. Screening for Social Determinants of Health-Reply. JAMA. 2016 12 20; 316(23):2552-2553. PMID: 27997650.

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  • Published on 11/14/2016

    Gottlieb L, Colvin JD, Fleegler E, Hessler D, Garg A, Adler N. Evaluating the Accountable Health Communities Demonstration Project. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar; 32(3):345-349. PMID: 27844261.

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  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Cook J, Cordella N. Ameliorating Maternal Depression and Its Harmful Consequences for Low-Income Families: Primary Care to the Rescue? Acad Pediatr. 2016 Nov - Dec; 16(8):714-715. PMID: 27772696.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Garg A, Boynton-Jarrett R, Dworkin PH. Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of Screening for Social Determinants of Health. JAMA. 2016 Aug 23-30; 316(8):813-4. PMID: 27367226.

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  • Published on 7/25/2016

    Diao K, Tripodis Y, Long WE, Garg A. Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Parental Perception and Experience of Having a Medical Home, 2007 to 2011-2012. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jan - Feb; 17(1):95-103. PMID: 27457406.

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  • Published on 4/18/2016

    Chung EK, Siegel BS, Garg A, Conroy K, Gross RS, Long DA, Lewis G, Osman CJ, Jo Messito M, Wade R, Shonna Yin H, Cox J, Fierman AH. Screening for Social Determinants of Health Among Children and Families Living in Poverty: A Guide for Clinicians. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2016 May; 46(5):135-53. PMID: 27101890.

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  • Published on 4/1/2016

    Fierman AH, Beck AF, Chung EK, Tschudy MM, Coker TR, Mistry KB, Siegel B, Chamberlain LJ, Conroy K, Federico SG, Flanagan PJ, Garg A, Gitterman BA, Grace AM, Gross RS, Hole MK, Klass P, Kraft C, Kuo A, Lewis G, Lobach KS, Long D, Ma CT, Messito M, Navsaria D, Northrip KR, Osman C, Sadof MD, Schickedanz AB, Cox J. Redesigning Health Care Practices to Address Childhood Poverty. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 16(3 Suppl):S136-46. PMID: 27044692.

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