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John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH, FAAP

Editor in Chief, Pediatrics Open Science

Director, Graduate Medical Education, Mass General Brigham
Medical Director for Equity, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

Medical Education
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency, Stanford Pediatrics Residency
General Pediatrics Academic Development Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

American Board Certifications
General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. John Co is a board-certified general pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). His academic and administrative leadership interests are in the areas of medical education, quality and patient safety, equity, and their intersection. His scholarly activity has been in several areas, including clinical informatics, quality measurement and improvement, patient safety, and the learning environment. He has practiced primary care pediatrics in community health centers, academic medical centers, and private practice. Dr. Co served for over a decade as the Director of Pediatric Ambulatory Quality and Safety before becoming Medical Director for Equity at MGH, focusing on ensuring equity in access to and delivery of care. He is the Director of Graduate Medical Education at Mass General Brigham. He was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation Board of Directors and the Expert Advisory Panel for the Children’s Hospital GME Quality Bonus System. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

For the past 20 years, Dr. Co has served in editorial roles with several journals, including Ambulatory/Academic Pediatrics, Pediatrics (Quality Reports), and JAMA Pediatrics (Clinical Review and Education). He sees journals as a critical, foundational element for translating new knowledge into policy and practices that ultimately improve outcomes for children, families, and society more broadly.

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