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Childhood Trauma

Programs + Services


Child + Adolescent Psychiatry

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston provides comprehensive care for children and teens with emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems.
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Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute

The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute is a Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Boston dedicated to the specialized care and safety of injured children.
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Child Trauma Clinic

The Child Trauma Clinic at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.
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Doctors + Care Team

Walter J. Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM

Walter J. Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM

Title(s): Chief of Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief; Director, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5025
Fax #: 617-636-8122

Pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, congenital disorders requiring surgery in newborns, GI inflammatory diseases in children, pediatric tumors (surgical oncology), nutrition in post-surgical neonates, pediatric obesity and minimally invasive surgery

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Carl-Christian A. Jackson, MD

Carl-Christian A. Jackson, MD

Title(s): Pediatric Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5025
Fax #: 617-626-8122

Pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, minimally invasive surgery, congenital chest wall deformities, neonatal surgery

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Eric J. Goepfert, MD

Eric J. Goepfert, MD

Title(s): Director, Child and Adolescent Consultation Liaison Service; Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Child and adolescent psychiatry, consult and liaison psychiatry, school consultation, family assessment and treatment, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy

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Neha Sharma, DO

Neha Sharma, DO

Title(s): Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist; Director, CAP Residency Program
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Child and adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, intercultural hardships, gender identity difficulties

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Susan Meagher, PhD

Susan Meagher, PhD

Title(s): Psychologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Mood and anxiety disorders, connection between emotional and physical well-being, the role of developmental/family factors in health behaviors

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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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