Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition

Division Coordinator

Clifford Lo, M.D., Ph.D.

Clifford Lo, M.D., Ph.D.Coordinator of the Division of Nutrition

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health

Clifford Lo, MD, PhD is the Director of the Harvard Human Nutrition Program, and Medical Education Coordinator of the Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition.

He is the Director of the Home Parenteral Nutrition Program at Children's Hospital, Boston, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Nutrition at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He also a member of the Nutrition Clinical Service in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital.

His training was at UCLA, Stanford, MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and he was a Fulbright Scholar and Royal  Society Fellow at Cambridge University, England. He has been Director of the Nutrition Support Service at Children's Hospital, Boston, one of the largest Pediatric Clinical Nutrition services in the world. His interests include vitamin D and calcium metabolism, and parenteral nutrition. He teaches several courses in nutrition at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and has recently been a Visiting Professor in Britain, China, Laos, Poland, Nepal and Japan.

Dr. Lo’s research activities include clinical studies on:

  1. Total Parenteral Nutrition in Pediatrics: outcome, utilization, cost-effectiveness, quality improvement, complications, central venous line sepsis, cholestasis and bone disease associated with parenteral nutrition.
  2. Vitamin D and Calcium Metabolism: Vitamin D absorption, skin conversion, calcium nutrition and bone mineralization in children and adolescents, parathyroid hormone secretion, bone densitometry.
  3. Micronutrients in Clinical Medicine, including Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin K, and Vitamin A, especially in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease, short bowel syndrome, intestinal dysmotility syndromes, and malignancies requiring bone marrow transplantation.
  4. Nutritional Assessment, especially Laboratory methods.

Dr. Lo teaches the following courses:

  1. HSPH Nutrition 201b: Principles of Nutrition, Fall TTh 1:30-3:30, Kresge 201
  2. HSPH Nutrition 202cd Science of Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals, Spring TTh 1:30-3:30 Kresge 203
  3. HSPH Nutrition 209ab Seminar in Food Science and Technology, alternate years, Fall F 3:30-5:30
  4. HMS Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, 2nd year
  5. HST Biochemistry, 1st year
  6. HMS Patient Doctor II Pediatrics
  7. HST Introduction to Clinical Medicine/ Pediatrics
  8. HMS Women's and Children Core Clinical Clerkship
  9. HMS Advanced Clinical Clerkship, Pediatric Nutrition, Eliot small dining room

Clifford Lo, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Nutrition Service
Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-355-7612

Email: clifford.lo@tch.harvard.edu

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