Alan M. Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd

Alan Leichtner
Affiliated Faculty
Health Professions Education
(617) 643-5110
Office Location: 
B34 - 234

Alan M. Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd, is an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation and teaches in the Department of Health Professions Education at MGH Institute of Health Professions. 

His other responsibilities include serving as Associate Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs of the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and directing the Boston Children’s Hospital Teaching Academy, an organization designed to support scholarship in medical education and advance the careers of educators. 

His interests in education include interprofessional education, faculty development, and the role of feedback in teaching and learning.


Leichtner AM, Gillis LA, Gupta S, Heubi J, Kay M, Narkewicz MR, Rider EA, Rufo PA, Sferra TJ, Teitelbaum J and the NASPGHAN Training Committee. NASPGHAN guidelines for training in pediatric gastroenterology. J PediatrGastroenterolNutr 2013; 56 Suppl 1: S1-S8.

Tanpowpong P, Obuch JC, Jiang H, McCarty CE, Katz AJ, Leffler DA, Kelly CP, Weir DC, Leichtner AM, Camargo CA. Multicenter study on season of birth and celiac disease: Evidence for a new theoretical model of pathogenesis. J Peds 2013 S0022-3476(12)01014.

Panzer R, Dennis M, Kelly CP, Weir D, Leichtner A, Leffler DA.  Navigating the gluten-free diet in college. J PediatrGastroenterolNutr 2012; 55:740-4.

Pashankar DS, Leichtner AM. Pediatric gastroenterology fellowship: is the match working? J PediatrGastroenterolNutr 2010 Aug; 51(2):243-4.

Weir DC, Glickman JN, Roiff T, Valim C, Leichtner AM. Variability of histopathological changes in childhood celiac disease. Am J Gastroenterol 2010 Jan; 105(1): 207-12.


BA, Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA  
MSHPEd, MGH Institute of Health Professions
MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA