Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, is an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Co-Director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Market Street
Phone: 215-590-3537

Background

Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, MSEd, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He practices social adolescent medicine — medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors impact upon both physical and emotional health. The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience.

Dr. Ginsburg is the Co-Director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, which promotes the health, character and well-being of adolescents through education, research and advocacy. He is also the Medical Director for Covenant House, Pennsylvania, a care system that serves homeless, street and marginalized youth in Philadelphia.

He developed the teen-centered method, which is a mixed qualitative/quantitative methodology that helps youth to generate, prioritize and explain their own proposed solutions to social problems and to teach clinicians how to better serve them. In addition to his research publications, he also has five parenting books including, Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, and Letting Go with Love and Confidence, all published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He is also the author of Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development, a comprehensive multimedia toolkit published by the AAP. 

Dr. Ginsburg lectures widely to national and international parent and professional audiences. He has also worked closely with The US Military, The Boys and Girls Club of America and The National Congress of American Indians to deepen the role of resilience-building strategies in their programming.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certification

Adolescent Medicine

Graduate Degree

MSEd - University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education (Human Learning and Development), Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Co-Director, Center for Parent and Teen Communication

Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Books

2015

Ginsburg KR. Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust. 1st ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2015.

2014

Ginsburg KR. Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings. 3rd ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2014.

Ginsburg KR. Guiding Adolescents to Use Healthy Strategies to Manage Stress. 1st ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2014.

Ginsburg KR. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. 1st ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2014.

2011

Ginsburg KR. Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings. 2nd ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011.

Ginsburg KR. Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century. 1st ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011.

2006

Ginsburg KR. Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings. 2nd ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2006.

2001

Ginsburg KR. But I'm Almost 13! : Raising a Responsible Adolescent. 1st ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2001.