Medical Director for Integrated Care
Medical Director Physician Relations and Outreach
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
319 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Richard Antonelli, MD, MS, is the medical director of integrated care and of physician relations and outreach for Boston Children’s Hospital. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Pediatrics. Between 1987 and 2005, he was in full time, community-based general pediatrics, founding Nashaway Pediatrics in Sterling, Massachusetts. Since 1987, his clinical work has focused on providing comprehensive, family-centered care for all children, youth, and young adults, but especially for those with special health care needs. He is a member of the Project Advisory Committee of the National Center for Medical Home Implementation at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has published data about the outcome efficacy and cost of care coordination services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families in primary care settings. Dr. Antonelli has also published work defining mechanisms for integration and coordination of care across systems including the development of strategies and interventions to improve collaborative efforts between families, primary care providers, and subspecialists. He has served on the Steering Committee for Care Coordination at the National Quality Forum and as an advisor to the Patient-Centered Medical Home measurement tool work group at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In conjunction with researchers and policy representatives from internal medicine and family medicine, he represented the Academic Pediatrics Association in the national initiative Establishing a Policy Relevant Research Agenda for the Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. He co-authored Making Care Coordination a Critical Component of the Pediatric Health System: A Multidisciplinary Framework, supported by The Commonwealth Fund. He has been appointed to the Measure Applications Partnership at the National Quality Forum since its inception. He has provided consultation on care coordination and integration methodologies and measures to multiple states, to U.S. federal agencies, and to some international stakeholders. He is currently funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health to develop a family-reported measure of care integration.
Since care coordination is so central to the effective transformation of the American health care system, Dr. Antonelli’s work has been used for both adult and pediatric health care delivery systems. He has general pediatrics clinical responsibilities in the Primary Care Clinic setting at Boston Children’s Hospital where he teaches residents, students, and fellows. He still is the primary care provider for several patients who have been with him since he first completed his residency.