Dr. Cheston Berlin, Jr., recognized as a “founding father” of pediatric clinical pharmacology
Dr. Cheston Berlin Jr., MD has been a key fixture in the Penn State community for more than 40 years.
Cheston is a renowned professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. As a lecturer, researcher and diagnostician, he has been teaching and mentoring medical students and pediatric residents since the 1970s.
A Pennsylvania native, Cheston received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He has received numerous honors in his field, including Pediatrician of the Year in 2003 by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The steadfast professor is best known for his work establishing the safety of medications for newborns when transferred through their lactating mothers, which helped him become internationally recognized as one of the “founding fathers” of pediatric clinical pharmacology.
Cheston Berlin’s impact on Penn State and the medical community is undeniable: Each year, the Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society selects an outstanding individual to receive the Cheston M. Berlin Service Award. The award was founded in 1987 to honor the beloved pediatrician and to recognize meritorious service to the College of Medicine Alumni Society.
Cheston’s career is a testament to his commitment to children and pediatric medicine. He is a tremendous leader in patient care, education and research who has dedicated his life to providing children the compassion and expert medical attention they deserve each day.