Pediatric Infectious Disease / Immunodeficiencies

MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatric infectious disease specialists diagnose and treat the full range of infectious diseases and congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies in infants, children and adolescents.

For more information, please call: 617-724-8990

Overview

MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatric infectious disease specialists diagnose and treat the full range of infectious diseases and congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies in infants, children and adolescents, and provide consultation to health care professionals dealing with complex cases. The Pediatric Infectious Disease staff also assists the Infection Control Unit to optimize infection control procedures for pediatric patients.

A Comprehensive Range of Services

Our staff comprises pediatric specialists board-certified in infectious disease and pediatrics or internal medicine who have extensive experience treating a broad range of acquired and congenital conditions including:

  • Chronic infections
  • Recurrent infections
  • Diagnostic puzzles
  • Unusual bacterial, fungal or viral infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Chronic, recurrent or unexplained fevers
  • Pediatric HIV
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis follow up for hospital inpatients

Inpatient Services

Clinical care is offered to patients hospitalized in a variety of settings at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospitals for Children- Boston, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Many of these patients are critically ill with complex multi-system disorders.

Outpatient Services

We provide outpatient consultative services in pediatric infectious disease and congenital and acquired immunodeficiency to children in Eastern Massachusetts and the New England region. In addition, we offer transitional follow-up care to recently discharged inpatients to optimize post-discharge care.

A Tradition of Caring

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.

Continuing Medical Education

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit staff plays an integral role in the educational mission of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, with active participation in formal didactic and clinical resident education, as well as department-wide teaching activities such as Grand Rounds and continuing medical educational programs.

Doctors

  • El Saleeby, Chadi M., MD

    617-643-0722

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Respiratory syncytial viruses
    • Respiratory viruses
    • Immunocompromised patients
    • Medical education
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Harris, Jason B., MD

    617-724-8990

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Vaccines and immunizations
    • Bacterial infections
    • Global health
    • Tropical medicine and travel medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Madhavan, Vandana Laxmi, MD, MPH

    617-724-8990

    Accepting New Patients - Call for Availability

    Clinical Interests
    • Infectious diseases
    • Immunodeficiency
    • Travel medicine
    • Tuberculosis (TB) including drug-resistant TB
    • Vaccines and immunizations
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • Boston: Pediatric Group Practice
  • Murray, Ann M., MD

    617-643-0722

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Infectious disease - Pediatric
    • Pediatric and adolescent primary care medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • Boston: Pediatric Group Practice
    • Boston: Coordinated Care Clinic
  • Neilan, Anne M., MD, MPH

    617-726-3812

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Adolescent and young adult medical issues
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Locations
    • Boston: Infectious Disease Associates
  • Pasternack, Mark Steven, MD

    617-726-2374

    Accepting New Patients - Call for Availability

    Clinical Interests
    • Infectious diseases
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Locations
    • Boston: Internal Medicine Associates Team 1
    • Boston: Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Warren, H. Shaw, MD

    617-726-3812

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Infectious disease - Pediatric
    • Infectious diseases
    Board Certifications
    • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
    Locations
    • Boston: Infectious Disease Associates

Patient Resources

News

  • Harris Leads Pediatric Global Health Efforts as New Chief - 12/8/2017, Mass General

    Jason Harris, MD, started his new role as chief of Pediatric Global Health at MGHfC. Harris succeeds Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, chief of Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, who led the division since its inception in 2010.

  • MGHfC Recognizes Employees' Years of Service at 72nd Annual Ether Day - 10/25/2017, Mass General

    Ether Day, a tradition started in 1945, is a day to recognize MGHfC and Mass General staff for their years of service to patients and the hospital's overall mission. Learn more about what MGHfC means to some of those providers and staff.

  • How to Prepare for the Upcoming Flu Season - 10/12/2012, Mass General

    Pediatric infectious disease specialist Jason Harris, MD, answers questions about the 2012-2013 flu season and how you can protect your family against the flu.

  • Lyme Disease: Q&A with Dr. Mark Pasternack - 5/25/2012, Clinical

    Mark Pasternack, MD, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers parents' questions about how to protect kids from Lyme disease and what to do if a child is bitten by a tick.

  • Measles Q&A with Mark Pasternack, MD - 5/31/2011, Mass General

    Mark Steven Pasternack, MD, unit chief of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Infectious Disease Program, answers common questions about measles and the current situation.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Infectious Disease Immunodeficiencies

MGH Professional Office Building

Suite 101275 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-724-8990
  • Fax: 617-643-0395

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

For more information, please call: 617-724-8990

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