Eileen Costello, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received the 2019 Excellence in Leadership Award from the Boston University Medical Group (BUMG).
The award is given to a clinician who demonstrates exceptional clinical leadership, embodies the BUMG core values, and has made noteworthy contributions to enhancing clinical infrastructure and/or supporting excellence in patient care.
Costello is the chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and provides oversight to the department’s educational plan for third- and fourth-year BU medical students who rotate through the pediatric ambulatory practice. She directs the pediatric primary care clinic and is medical director of the Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery program, a dyad model of care for children of mothers with substance use disorders. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Northwestern University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Boston City Hospital (now BMC) and Boston Children’s Hospital and was a chief resident at Boston City Hospital. She has additional training in autism and in psychopharmacology as well as in the integration of behavioral health into pediatric primary care.
Her current and ongoing clinical interests include high-quality pediatric primary care, care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders or mental health disorders, and care of children affected by the opioid epidemic. She is the co-author of Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping your Child Who Doesn’t Fit In. A second edition is forthcoming in the fall of 2020.
The Clinical Excellence Awards were created in 2017 to recognize and highlight the clinical contributions of BUMG faculty who exemplify the mission and values of the group through their leadership, patient care and innovative perspectives.