Christine Cary Cheston, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Christine Cheston


Christine Cheston, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. She graduated Chief Resident of the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP). Dr. Cheston completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and her medical training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the BCRP. As a senior resident, she received a Harvard Medical Student Teaching Award. She has published important work on the emerging role of social media in medical education and in the BCRP has had early success as a QI leader, most notably with a medical interpreter project, which aims to consistently incorporate interpreters into family-centered rounds with non-English speaking families. She is passionate about formulating innovative educational strategies that teach residents how quality improvement solutions can address problems of health inequity to address social determinants of health.


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
  • University of Virginia, BA


  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Fraiman YS, Cheston CC, Cabral HJ, Allen C, Asnes AG, Barrett JT, Batra M, Bernstein W, Bleeker T, Dietz PM, Lewis J, Li ST, Ma TM, Mahan JD, Michelson CD, Poynter SE, Vining MA, Watson K, Sox CM. Effect of a Novel Mindfulness Curriculum on Burnout During Pediatric Internship: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Apr 01; 176(4):365-372. PMID: 35072694.

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  • Published on 3/18/2022

    Rainer T, Zheng DJ, Winn AS, Michelson CD, Sectish TC, Cheston CC. Becoming an Anti-Racist Training Program: a single residency's year of growth. J Pediatr. 2022 Mar 18. PMID: 35314153.

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  • Published on 3/16/2022

    Murphy Salem S, Chase B, Newman LR, Cohen AP, Cheston C, Huth K. Perspectives on Complex Care Training in a Large Academic Pediatric Training Program. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Mar 16. PMID: 35306188.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Cheston CC, Rutledge R, Hsu HE. Should We Prioritize Deimplementation of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis Care? JAMA Pediatr. 2021 05 01; 175(5):459-461. PMID: 33646260.

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  • Published on 11/1/2020

    Pingree EW, Huth K, Harper BD, Nakamura MM, Marcus CH, Cheston CC, Schumacher DJ, Winn AS. Encouraging Entrustment: A Qualitative Study of Resident Behaviors That Promote Entrustment. Acad Med. 2020 11; 95(11):1718-1725. PMID: 32379141.

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  • Published on 8/14/2020

    Greenlaw C, Jacob S, Cheston CC. Pediatric Quality Improvement (QI) Virtual Practicum: Adapting a QI Simulator. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 08 14; 16:10929. PMID: 32821806.

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  • Published on 7/31/2020

    Cheston CC, Sox CM, Michelson CD, Fraiman YS. MINdI: Mindfulness Instruction for New Interns. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 07 31; 16:10933. PMID: 32754632.

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  • Published on 4/21/2020

    Cheston CC, Vinci RJ. Overuse of Continuous Pulse Oximetry for Bronchiolitis: The Need for Deimplementation Science. JAMA. 2020 04 21; 323(15):1449-1450. PMID: 32315041.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Cheston CC, Alarcon LN, Martinez JF, Hadland SE, Moses JM. Evaluating the Feasibility of Incorporating In-Person Interpreters on Family-Centered Rounds: A QI Initiative. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 08; 8(8):471-478. PMID: 30018123.

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  • Published on 3/24/2015

    Roy D, Taylor J, Cheston CC, Flickinger TE, Chisolm MS. Social Media: Portrait of an Emerging Tool in Medical Education. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Feb; 40(1):136-40. PMID: 25800704.

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