Dr. Ken Ginsburg

Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, is an internationally renowned expert in youth development, resilience, and strength-based communication, and author of 5 award-winning parenting books.

An Adolescent Medicine specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Ginsburg travels the world speaking to parent, professional, and youth audiences. He is Co-founder of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, an organization using the best of science to support healthy family relationships and empower parents to effectively guide teens.

The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research, and advocacy efforts is that of enhancing the strengths of teenagers by fostering their resilience. He strives to translate the best of what is known from research and practice into easy-to-use approaches to build resilience.

Dr. Ginsburg’s most recent books include, “Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust“ and “Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development,” both published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is Medical Director of Covenant House, a care system that serves homeless youth in Philadelphia, and a proud advisor of the Military Child Education Coalition and Challenge Success.

To advocate for parents’ critical role in raising resilient children and teens, he has appeared on CNN, FOX and Friends, NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS morning show, and ABC, NBC, and CBS Nightly News programs. His greatest source of pride is his two young adult daughters who are “in flight,” but who choose to return to the family “nest” for frequent, welcome landings.