About Dr. Chirlin

Robert F. Chirlin, MD, FAAP

Dr. Chirlin graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of general studies (BGS) degree and later obtained his emergency medicine technician (EMT) certification.  He attended SUNY - Buffalo Medical School where, after graduating in 1982, he spent his pediatric residency years in Cleveland, OH at Case Western Reserve Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

After a year in private practice just outside of Minneapolis, MN, he joined Dr. Larry Lutner in Newburyport, MA in 1986 and helped grow the practice from a small, two-physician office at Anna Jaques Hospital to its current status as one of the finest and most complete medical home-oriented practices on the North Shore.

Dr. Chirlin is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and Massachusetts Medical Society, vice-president of the Whittier Independent Physicians Association, and sits on the board of the Lower Merrimack Valley Physicians Hospital Organization. He has been president of Children’s Health Care since 2002.



Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics

Medical School

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY


Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH


Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH



  • Pediatrics

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