About Michael Whalen, MD

Clinical Interests:



Pediatric Critical Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4380
Fax: 617-724-4391

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Vermont
  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Residency, Medical College Virginia Hospitals
  • Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Prog
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

American Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Whalen's laboratory investigates causes and treatments for acute brain injury in children with mouse models and molecular and cell biology. The laboratory studies mechanisms of concussion, brain contusion, and intracerebral hemorrhage (a type of stroke) in pediatric and adult models.  We focus on how inflammation drives neurological outcome in these models in order to discover new treatments to improve neurological outcome in children and adults with brain injury.