Eileen M. Costello, MD

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

Eileen Costello
850 Harrison Ave

Biography

Eileen Costello, MD, Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social relations from Harvard University and her medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Boston City Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital; she served as chief resident at Boston City Hospital from 1989-1990 and did her fellowship at BMC in the developmental and behavioral pediatrics division with a focus on autism. Also an author, Costello’s well-known book, Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn’t Fit In, highlights her creative and innovative approaches to both clinical care and specifically to children with neuro-developmental challenges.

Costello has been honored throughout her career as the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thayer Academy Humanitarian Award for Community Service, the Portraits of Inspiration Award by the Asperger’s Association of New England, a Boston Children’s Hospital Excellence in Community Pediatrics Award, and a two-time recipient of the Partners Healthcare Partners in Excellence Award.

Other Positions

  • Chief, Ambulatory Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Northwestern University Medical School, MD
  • Harvard College, AB

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Costello EM. Primary care on the spectrum. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013 Jan; 43(1):17-8. PMID: 23332399.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Costello E. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care (Arthur H. Fierman, MD ed.). Primary Care on the Spectrum. 2013; 43(1):1-18.

  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Costello E. Centers for Disease Control Publication with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, Carol Weitzman, MD and Jana Thomas, MPH eds.). 2012.

  • Published on 3/21/2010

    Costello E. Safe, Lifesaving Vaccines (Opinion Editorial). The Boston Globe. 2010.

  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Costello E. You Mean It’s Not ADD?. ADDitude Magazine. 2010.

  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Caronna E, Costello E. The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care (Marilyn Augustyn, Elizabeth Caronna, and Barry Zuckerman eds.). Treatments for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 2010.

  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Santosuosso J, Costello E. The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care (Marilyn Augustyn, Elizabeth Caronna, and Barry Zukerman eds.). Alternative Treatments for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 2010.

  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Costello E. Double Talk, The Real Life of a Pediatrician (Perri Klass, MD ed.). Kaplan Publishing. 2009; 115-122.

  • Published on 1/30/2007

    Costello E. The Facts and Myths of Asperger Syndrome (Opinion Editorial). The Boston Globe. 2007.

  • Published on 10/1/2005

    Costello E. Complementary and alternative therapies: considerations for families after international adoption. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Oct; 52(5):1463-78, ix. PMID: 16154472.

    Read at: PubMed

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