Treatment Programs

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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.

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

MGHfC Trauma Center

55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 1-800-872-8625

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

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.

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Family-centered care

We respect that the family is the center of a child’s life and we welcome families to participate in every aspect of their child’s care.

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Team approach

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, members of the patient’s care team work together to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment.