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 5/1/2021

    Cheston CC, Rutledge R, Hsu HE. Should We Prioritize Deimplementation of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis Care? JAMA Pediatr. 2021 May 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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  • Published on 7/1/2014

    Batt-Rawden S, Flickinger T, Weiner J, Cheston C, Chisolm M. The role of social media in clinical excellence. Clin Teach. 2014 Jul; 11(4):264-9. PMID: 24917094.

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  • Published on 6/1/2013

    Cheston CC, Flickinger TE, Chisolm MS. Social media use in medical education: a systematic review. Acad Med. 2013 Jun; 88(6):893-901. PMID: 23619071.

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  • Published on 4/19/2010

    Tchouaffi-Nana F, Ballard TE, Cary CH, Macdonald TL, Sifri CD, Hoffman PS. Nitazoxanide inhibits biofilm formation by Staphylococcus epidermidis by blocking accumulation on surfaces. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Jul; 54(7):2767-74. PMID: 20404119.

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