John T. Herrin, MBBS

John Herrin

Title: Consultant
Company: Boston Children’s Hospital
Location: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

John T. Herrin, MBBS, Consultant for Boston Children’s Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric nephrology.

With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Herrin has served as a consultant for Boston Children’s Hospital since 2016, having been the director of the Clinical Services Division of Nephrology from 1994 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to obtaining these positions, he was chief of pediatrics with the Burn Institute at Shriners Hospitals for Children from 1986 to 1994 and chief of pediatric nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1974 to 1994.

Following a desire to help people, particularly children, Dr. Herrin began his career as a student at the University of Melbourne, earning a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1961. He then joined St. Vincent’s Hospital as a junior resident medical officer from 1962 to 1963. Subsequently, he served the Royal Children’s Hospital as a junior resident medical officer from 1963 to 1964, as a pathology registrar from 1964 to 1965, and as a medical registrar from 1966 to 1967. Relocating to the United States, Dr. Herrin held a research fellowship with the Burn Institute at Shriners Hospital for Children and with Massachusetts General Hospital from 1968 to 1970.

A leading voice in his field, Dr. Herring has been affiliated with numerous professional organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. A member of the American Society for Nephrology, he has also been a member of the American Burn Society, the Suffolk District Medical Society, the International Society for Nephrology, the International Society for Pediatric Nephrology, and the American Society of Transplant Physicians.

Dr. Herrin is the former acting director of the Pediatric Dialysis Transplant Program, an alternate delegate for the legislative committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and on the medical advisory board of the National Kidney Foundation. The former chair of the nominating committee of the Suffolk Medical Society, he served on the medical standards committee and board of directors of the End Stage Renal Disorder.

Dr. Herrin credits his success to his mentors and for his willingness to do clinical work and medicine. In recognition of his exceptional contributions to medicine, he was selected for inclusion in the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the East.

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