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Programs + Services


General Pediatrics Practice

Find expert pediatric primary care physicians in Boston, MA at Floating Hospital for Children, providing comprehensive services for infants through adolescents
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Short Stature Program

The expert pediatric endocrinologists at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston work hard to determine the cause of your child’s short stature and develop an effective treatment plan.
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Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Program

Learn about the limb lengthening and reconstruction program at Floating Hospital, providing care for leg length discrepancies and joint deformities.
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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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Abdollah Sadeghi-Nejad, MD

Abdollah Sadeghi-Nejad, MD

Title(s): Chief Emeritus, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5336
Fax #: 617-636-0503

Thyroid disorders, growth and growth hormone deficiency, sexual differentiation and maturation, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism

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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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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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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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Purushottam Gholve, MD, MBMS, MRCS

Purushottam Gholve, MD, MBMS, MRCS

Title(s): Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5169
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Pediatric orthopedics, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, femoral acetabular impingement, cerebral palsy

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Sarah Reich, MD

Sarah Reich, MD

Title(s): Pediatrician
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3381
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, childhood obesity

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Stuart V. Braun, MD

Stuart V. Braun, MD

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics; Director, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Program; Associate Residency Director; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7920
Fax #: 617-636-9107

Scoliosis and spinal deformities, pediatric hip disease, trauma and adolescent sports injuries

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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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