Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, MPH, FAAP, is ZERO TO THREE’s National Director for HealthySteps, a program that improves access to child and family development support by embedding trained professionals in pediatric primary care.
Dr. Goldfinger serves as the National Director for HealthySteps at ZERO TO THREE. In that role he leads our nationwide effort to evaluate, grow, and scale the HealthySteps model of enhanced primary care with the generous support of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and Blue Meridian Partners. Research has shown that HealthySteps has the ability to improve early child health and development, parenting skills, and attachment for families from all walks of life. Dr. Goldfinger is thrilled to have joined this incredible program and its impressive team of experts and dedicated staff.
Dr. Goldfinger is both a community pediatrician and big picture health innovator. His passion for sustainable, scalable programs drives initiatives that empower under-served families to improve their health, circumstances and the development of their children. He has led important health sector collaborations across disciplines and agencies through a can-do, outcome-oriented style, always with his patients’ best interest at heart. Dr. Goldfinger is a social entrepreneur and change agent who combines cultural sensitivity, research, quality innovative health delivery, big data, and technology to transform healthcare.
Dr. Goldfinger’s years of experience developing cutting-edge healthcare services and health technologies include serving as Director of the AltaMed Lactation Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Founder of the world’s most comprehensive, free breastfeeding support app, latchME. His advocacy on behalf of young children and their families and ability to effectively bring resources and stakeholders together toward a common goal has already impacted the lives of countless infants, children, and mothers worldwide.
Dr. Goldfinger graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with his Medical Doctorate and Masters in Public Health, concentrated on Global and Maternal, Child Health. He is most proud of his accomplishments, though, as a loving father to 1 year old Benjamin and devoted husband to Pamela, both of whom he adores in the sunshine of Los Angeles. There is nothing like having a toddler to make a pediatrician rethink the importance of early childhood and parenting.