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Kasabach-Merritt syndrome

Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) is a rare, life-threatening condition in which underdeveloped blood vessels form a large growth (either a Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma or tufted angioma) and may interfere with blood clotting. 

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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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Andrew Scott, MD

Andrew Scott, MD

Title(s): 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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Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

Mark A. Vecchiotti, MD

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

Pediatric voice and airway disorders, speech and swallowing problems, pediatric hearing loss and cochlear implants, pediatric congenital and acquired head and neck mass, pediatric sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea

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Mitchell B. Strominger, MD

Mitchell B. Strominger, MD

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service; Neuro-Ophthalmology Service; Director, Medical Student Education, Tufts University School of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6769
Fax #: 617-636-3305

Pediatric ophthalmology and ocular motility, eye movement and visual pathway disorders in both adults and children including double vision, wandering eyes, pediatric cataracts, concussion and other neurological problems impacting vision, neuro-ophthalmology

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Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR

Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR

Title(s): Chief, Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology; Associate Radiologist in Chief; Vice Chair, Radiology for Quality and Operations; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology, CardioVascular Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3004
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Peripheral vascular disease, biliary and urinary obstruction, thrombo-embolic disease, vascular disease, general radiology

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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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