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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

Meet the Team

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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