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Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare disease that appears in children. It causes the walls of the blood vessels to become inflamed.

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Rheumatology

The Pediatric Rheumatology Division at Floating Hospital in Boston provides expert arthritis and inflammatory disorder diagnosis and treatment for children.
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Kawasaki Disease Program

The specialists in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston have extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment and life-long management of Kawasaki disease.
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Doctors + Care Team

Trevor E. Davis, MD

Trevor E. Davis, MD

Title(s): Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology; Pediatric Rheumatologist
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7285
Fax #: 617-636-8388

Pediatric rheumatology, including diagnosis and treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Morphea/Scleroderma, vasulitis (Wegener’s/GPA, MPA, Churg-Strauss, Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, Takayasu’s Arteritis), periodic fever syndromes, and inflammatory bone disease with additional clinical experience in central pain and hypermobility syndromes

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Alisa Niksch, MD

Alisa Niksch, MD

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology and Exercise Physiology; Pediatric Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5067
Fax #: 617-636-2354

Cardiac ablation and arrhythmia management, pacemaker/ICD implantation and management, congenital heart disease

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Amanda F. Goddard, MD

Amanda F. Goddard, MD

Title(s): Infectious Diseases Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-0066

Transplant infectious diseases, infections immunosuppressed hosts, antibiotic resistance, bone and joint infections

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H. Cody Meissner, MD

H. Cody Meissner, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease; Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-0066

Immunizations, Kawasaki disease, immuno-deficiencies, respiratory viruses

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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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