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Child Development

Programs + Services


Center for Children with Special Needs

The Center for Children with Special Needs works with infants, children and adolescents who have developmental, behavioral and emotional issues that interfere with their growth, learning and family or social functioning.
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General Pediatrics Practice

Find a full range of pediatric primary care services, and physicians with expertise dealing with issues affecting adolescents at Floating Hospital for Children's General Pediatrics Practice. Learn more about the services offered and request an appointment today.
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Doctors + Care Team

Monica H. Ultmann, MD

Monica H. Ultmann, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics; Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental disabilities, autism, literacy

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Andrew C. Siesennop, MD

Andrew C. Siesennop, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, adolescent medicine

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Anthony Rodrigues, MD, PHD

Anthony Rodrigues, MD, PHD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatric Neurologist
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-8375

General neurology with special interest in pain syndromes (headaches, migraines, CRPS, etc.)

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Christina Sakai, MD

Christina Sakai, MD

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Inpatient Specialists
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Developmental behavioral pediatrics, pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric inpatient care

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Ellen C. Perrin, MD

Ellen C. Perrin, MD

Title(s): Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental-behavioral pediatrics, family functioning, chronic health problems, children in non-traditional families

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Erik von Hahn, MD

Erik von Hahn, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Working collaboratively with schools, the interface between the health care system and the educational system

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Haiyun Gong, MD

Haiyun Gong, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-1337
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, adolescent medicine

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Hope E. Schreiber, PsyD, ABPP/CN

Hope E. Schreiber, PsyD, ABPP/CN

Title(s): Neuropsychologist/Psychologist; Director, Neuropsychology Program; Director, College Learning Disorders/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Program; Associate Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5774
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Neurodevelopmental disorders in children, adolescents and adults including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, LD and genetic disorders, neuropsychological consequences of medical and metabolic disorders, transplant patients, dementias and other neurodegenerative disorders, sports-related head injury, infectious disease (HIV, Lyme, etc.), psychiatric disorders and complex differential diagnosis

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John N. Gaitanis, MD

John N. Gaitanis, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Pediatric brain malformations, epilepsy

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Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Pediatric EEG Laboratory; Pediatric Neurologist; Epileptologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Epilepsy, pediatric neurology

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Karen C. Bresnahan, MD

Karen C. Bresnahan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental and behavioral pediatrics, psychiatric disorders in children, learning disabilities, attention disorers, autism, ADHD

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Karen J. Miller, MD

Karen J. Miller, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Director of Training; Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Developmental-behavioral pediatrics, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities

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Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH

Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, Learning, Education, and Attention in Pediatrics (LEAP) Clinic; Director, Program on Innovations in Pediatric Policy & Practice, ICRHPS; Director, Aligning Researchers and Communities for Health, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Department(s): Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, The Center for Health Solutions, Program on Innovations in Pediatric Policy & Practice
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Identification and treatment of pediatric mental health and developmental disorders

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Lynne Karlson, MD

Lynne Karlson, MD

Title(s): Pediatrician; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, diagnostic problems, lead poisoning

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Mary E. Brown, MD, MS

Mary E. Brown, MD, MS

Title(s): Pediatrician; Director, Pediatrics Clerkship; Tufts University School of Medicine; Director of Continuity Clinics, Pediatric Residency Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, chronically ill pediatric patients, medical education

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Sheryl Levy, MD

Sheryl Levy, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5621

Evaluation and ongoing care for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior management, executive function

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class pediatric teaching hospital shouldn’t make you and your child feel small.  At Floating Hospital for Children our littlest patients are our biggest priority. This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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A child in the pediatric emergency department at Floating Hospital for Children.

Floating Ranks With the Best

The Leapfrog Group gave Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts Medical Center an “A” rating for outstanding patient safety in 2014.

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Floating Hospital for Children has a strong history of innovation.

A Fresh Breath of Air

Floating Hospital for Children began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.

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