Fetal Care Program
This expert teams of obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, geneticists, pediatricians, neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, radiologists and social workers work together to monitor pregnancies complicate by structural abnormalities or genetic syndromes, in order to provide each mother and baby with individualized care and to help families to navigate each step of their journey.
Patty Ribakoff Newborn Intensive Care Unit
As one of the most advanced and family-focused neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in New England, we provide expert care to critically ill babies born at Mass General and across the region.
Developmental Care Committee
The Developmental Care Committee works to enhance the developmental environment for every infant in MGfC Special Care Nursery and NICU. Everything from supporting kangaroo care, providing the right balance of nutrition, minimizing painful procedures, maximizing infant-parent bonding and reading books on a regular basis has the potential to make a difference.
The pediatric neurologists at Mass General for Children are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric neurological disorders and diseases from the common to the complex. Each one of our pediatric neurologists is specialized in certain conditions and diseases, so each pediatric patient is referred to their perfect match.
Pediatric Epilepsy Program
The Epilepsy Program at Mass General for Children serves patients with seizures and related disorders. The service sees patients in all phases of their illness, from assessment after an initial event in our First Seizure Unit through evaluation of refractory seizure disorders in patients who have not been easily controlled.
Pediatric Stroke and Vascular Service
The Pediatric Stroke and Vascular Service cares for infants, children and adolescents who have had a stroke, whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, or who have had cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.
Center for Rare Neurological Diseases
The Center for Rare Neurological Diseases (CRND) focuses on rare diseases of the monogenic type, in which a single gene defect causes disruptive neurological symptoms. The stringent molecular definition of these diseases provides the researcher with an opportunity to leverage unique biology toward scientific discovery.
Neonatal EEG Monitoring Program
The Neonatal EEG Monitoring Program is composed of a team of EEG techs, fellows, and neurophysiologists who support EEG recordings and interpretation of brain physiological imaging data for babies in the NICU.
Our imaging staff has subspecialty expertise in pediatric neuroimaging including advanced techniques in MR perfusion, MR spectroscopy and functional MRI as well as in fetal neuroimaging, that help to provide detailed analysis of brain structure and function, important for the diagnosis of congenital malformations and genetic disorders, and with no radiation dose to mother or child.
The Neurogenetics newborn follow-up clinic provides comprehensive neurological assessment and genetic counseling services for infants with a suspected genetic disorder. This includes infants identified with presumed genetic disorders identified via prenatal, newborn screening or postnatal testing. We provide urgent visit assessments (within 1-2 days) or urgent teleconference with primary care providers. We also perform rapid diagnostic confirmation of prenatal or newborn screening results for infants with inherited neurologic disorders requiring rapid treatment intervention in the neonatal period, including Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Pompe disease.
The pediatric neurosurgery service at MGfC diagnoses and treats all neurosurgical conditions of infants, children and adolescents, with special expertise in the management of congenital anomalies of the spine and brain such as Chiari malformations, myelomeningocele, tethered spinal cord, hydrocephalus, spinal cord disorders, ventriculomegaly and craniosynostosis.
Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
The Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at MGfC provides comprehensive evaluation and follow-up services for at-risk infants and toddlers from birth to two years. The clinic provides services to help families and community-based pediatricians address issues of growth and development of high-risk patients.