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Ear Infections

Ear infections usually happen in the middle ear, called the otitis media. The tubes in the ear get clogged with fluid and mucus.

Programs + Services


Otolaryngology (ENT) / Facial Plastic + Reconstructive Surgery

In the Boston Pediatric Otolaryngology Division at Floating Hospital for children, we provide personalized expert care for ear, nose and throat problems.
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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

Andrew Scott, MD

Andrew Scott, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Program; Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2820
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Pediatric ENT, cleft lip and palate surgery, vascular anomalies, neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis for airway obstruction, endoscopic and laser airway surgery, open airway surgery, EXIT procedures, otologic surgery including cochlear implantation, micrognathia, microtia

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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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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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Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology; Pediatric Otolaryngologist; Medical Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2820
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Pediatric hearing loss, chronic ear disease, and cochlear implantation
pediatric congenital and acquired head and neck masses
pediatric voice and airway disorders including respiratory papillomatosis and subglottic stenosis
pediatric sinus disease
advanced surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
facial nerve disorders

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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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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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