Serving Brookline And The Boston Area


Dr. Martin Ostro

Dr. Martin Ostro is an allergist and immunologist on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, with a private office in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has more than 30 years of experience and holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Ostro earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Ostro continued his medical education at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, both major teaching hospitals in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, completing an internship and internal medicine residency. Dr. Ostro has also completed a fellowship program in allergy and immunology at the National Jewish Hospital and Research Center, in Denver.

In addition to providing specialized care of common conditions such as allergic rhinitis (“hay fever”), chronic cough and asthma Dr. Ostro also has a special interest in food allergies, contact dermatitis (“skin allergies”) and immune deficiency. Dr. Ostro has participated in research and co-authored scientific papers related to drug allergies, hives and rhino-sinusitis.

Philosophy Of Practice

Dr. Ostro's philosophy of practice is to give each patient the same level of care and understanding that he would want his wife and children to receive. Dr. Ostro believes in fully explaining the rationale for your diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options will be reviewed in detail and the treatment selection will be made in collaboration with the patient, in order to ensure the patient is comfortable with any proposed therapy. Every visit ends with Dr. Ostro asking if the patient has any further questions, advising the patient to call with any questions or problems and if at any point the patient is unsure of how to proceed with medications or other therapies.