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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 top pediatric primary care physicians in Boston, MA at Floating Hospital for Children. Our doctors offer comprehensive care services for younger patients.
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Doctors + Care Team

Lynne Karlson, MD

Lynne Karlson, MD

Title(s): Chief, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; 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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Monica H. Ultmann, MD

Monica H. Ultmann, MD

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

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

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; Pediatric Hospitalist
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): Director of Research, Center for Children with Special Needs; 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

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

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

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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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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