Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, MPH, FAAP, is ZERO TO THREE’s Chief Medical Officer 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 Chief Medical Officer for HealthySteps at ZERO TO THREE. He is a pediatrician and social entrepreneur with significant experience developing, scaling, and ensuring sustainable impact for innovative healthcare delivery models and technologies. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Goldfinger is responsible for identifying and delivering opportunities to advance HealthySteps and ZERO TO THREE’s mission, and ensuring our sustainable impact.
His advocacy on behalf of young children and families and ability to develop relationships that align resources toward a common goal have already impacted countless women and children. As National Director of HealthySteps—an initiative that improves child health and development nationwide through enhanced parenting and social needs support in pediatrics—Dr. Goldfinger has secured tens of millions of dollars in private and public funding to evolve, sustain, and scale the program. He loves working with the incredible, dedicated National Office and ZERO TO THREE staff on this transformative campaign.
Dr. Goldfinger also leads large, complex systems change with a can-do, outcome-oriented approach. Combining cultural humility and research with clinical innovation, big data, and technology, he has shepherded successful collaborations across early childhood silos throughout the country. Other transformative healthcare service and technology innovations include the AltaMed Lactation Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the world’s most comprehensive, free breastfeeding support app for new mothers, latchME.
Dr. Goldfinger received his Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. For his thesis developing hospital-based injury monitoring systems for the Honduran government, Dr. Goldfinger was inducted into the Delta Omega public health honors society. He has also designed monitoring systems for first-responders to man-made and natural disasters, published by the CDC, and completed fellowships in healthcare administration and policy, and leadership in child development.
He is most proud, though, of being a devoted husband and loving dad to 3 year old and 3 month old sons. The Goldfingers live in Los Angeles, where their young children make even this pediatrician appreciate the joys and challenges of parenting.