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Pediatric Trauma Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, providing the highest quality care to the most critically injured children.

Contact us at 1-800-TRAUMA5 (1-800-872-8625)

Pediatric Trauma Follow-Up Clinic

Overview

When an injured child is transported to MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), pediatric specialists respond immediately to provide urgent care. Our pediatric team is also available around the clock to care for children requiring evaluation and management of any surgical emergency.

Attending Level Physicians and a Multidisciplinary Team

Our team includes pediatric physicians specializing in general, thoracic and urologic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, oral surgery, plastic surgery, critical care, emergency services and anesthesia.

Other team members include:

  • Physical therapists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Child life specialists
  • Child Protection Team
  • Child psychiatrists
  • Radiologists
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Case managers

Our team of specialists work together using the most advanced techniques to treat complex traumatic injuries including organ injury, burns, complex fractures, pelvic injury, severe head trauma and spinal cord injuries. Our Pediatric Trauma Follow-up Clinic provides ongoing care for children who have sustained a traumatic injury. The clinic welcomes referrals from emergency or primary care physicians and is available by appointment.

Regional Referral Center

The Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Surgery team sees patients who are directly admitted through the MGHfC Emergency Department. We also receive transfer patients with complex traumatic or non-traumatic surgical needs from sites throughout New England.

Contact Telephone Numbers

Emergency Department transfer: 617-724-3890
To speak with a pediatric surgeon: 617-726-0270
Trauma Follow-up Clinic: 617-726-8839
Youth Sports Concussion Clinic: 617-724-9722 (YSCC) For sports and recreational related injuries

Doctors

  • Maurice Albright, MD

    617-726-8523

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric orthopaedics
    • Pediatric spine and scoliosis
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Spina Bifida
    • Hip dysplasia
    • Pediatric trauma
    • Congenital musculoskeletal deformities
    • Minimally invasive techniques
    • Pediatric fractures
    • Trauma and critical care
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Orthopaedic Associates
    • Newton: Newton-Wellesley Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic
  • William E. Butler, MD

    617-726-3801

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • Computer-assisted image-guided neurosurgery
    • Stereotactic surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Daniel Patrick Doody, MD

    617-726-2913

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • Hirschsprung's disease
    • GI dysmotility disorder
    • Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
    • Neonatal surgical problems
    • Neonatal and adult respiratory failure
    • Transplantation immunology
    • Trauma and critical care
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Allan Moises Goldstein, MD

    617-726-0270

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Hirschsprung's disease
    • Intestinal motility
    • Laparoscopic surgery in children
    • Newborn surgery
    • Children and adolescents
    • Gastrointestinal disease
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Brian Edward Grottkau, MD

    617-726-8523

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric orthopaedics
    • Pediatric sport injuries
    • Pediatric fractures
    • Pediatric spine surgery
    • Adult spine surgery
    • Scoliosis
    • Clubfoot
    • Hip and leg abnormalities
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Orthopaedic Spine Center
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Cassandra M. Kelleher, MD

    617-724-1602

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Congenital lung disease
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Neonatal surgery
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Neonatal and adult respiratory failure
    • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
    • Fetal care and prenatal diagnosis of surgical diseases
    • Esophageal anomalies
    • Adolescent bariatric surgery
    • Genetics of congenital abnormalities
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • David Lawlor, MD

    617-726-8858

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Extracorporeal life support
    • Minimally invasive techniques
    • Neonatal surgery
    • Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
    • Pediatric Urology
    • Burns and critical care
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
    • Nashua: MGH Children's Specialties at Southern New Hampshire Med Ctr
  • Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD

    617-726-8839

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Trauma and injury prevention
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Esophageal anomalies
    • Thyroid surgery
    • Pediatric Neoplasms
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Pilonidal disease
    • Chest Wall Deformities (Pectus excavatum & Pectus Carinatum)
    • Inflamatory Bowel Disease
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Daniel Patrick Ryan, MD

    617-726-8878

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Extracorporeal life support
    • Neonatal surgery
    • Pediatric Neoplasms
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Trauma and critical care
    • Surgery for Inflamatory Bowel Disease - Ulcerative Colitis
    • Surgery for Inflamatory Bowel Disease - Crohn's disease
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery

Other Providers

Patient Education

  • Winter Safety Tips

    With winter’s chilly weather comes the need to stay warm and safe. This handout provides tips to help you keep you and your family safe during the winter and ideas for what to put in an emergency kit for your home and car.

  • Preventing Burns

    Burns can be very serious injuries, but they can also be prevented in many cases. This handout will give you tips on how to prevent burns, common sources of burns and how to help if your child does get burned.

  • Tips to Prevent Drowning

    Going for a swim in the summer heat is a lot of fun, but it’s important to know how to prevent children from drowning. Drowning is leading cause of unintentional injury and death in children ages 0-14 in Massachusetts. Here are some tips for preventing drowning when your children go for a swim.

  • Trauma Injury Prevention & Outreach Program

    The Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Program at Massachusetts General Hospital applies evidenced-based approaches to prevent injuries to children and adults, and advocates for policies to improve the health and safety of our communities.

News

  • Masiakos's Lifesaving Efforts Inspire Australian Officials to Change ATV Laws - 12/8/2015, Mass General

    In 2006, Peter T. Masiakos, MD, saw firsthand the devastating effects that all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents can have on young children. This November, Masiakos traveled to Australia to present lessons learned since enacting a state law that has dramatically decreased the number of ATV accident-related injuries and deaths in children throughout Massachusetts.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Trauma Center

55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 1-800-872-8625

The Pediatric Trauma Follow-Up Clinic welcomes referrals from emergency or primary care physicians and is available, by appointment only, every Tuesday from 11 am to 4 pm. For referrals/appointments call 617-726-8839.

Contact us at 1-800-TRAUMA5 (1-800-872-8625)

Pediatric Trauma Follow-Up Clinic

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