Meet the Center for Airway Disorders Team

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Contact the Center for Airway Disorders

Here at Boston Children’s Hospital, our airway disorders team treats hundreds of children each year who have complex disorders of the airway, providing the most advanced treatments available—including minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.

If your child requires more complex surgery, you are in good hands. We are one of the few airway centers in the world that provides a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon on its leadership team.

Our Approach to Care

We believe that communication and collaboration are critical to providing patients and their families with the best medical care possible.

  • Carefully coordinated care: CAD’s program coordinator works closely with families to arrange appointments and to address any concerns that you may have.
  • Personalized treatment: Our airway disorders team meets weekly with specialists from across Boston Children's to discuss individual patients and their diagnoses. Doctors from different disciplines share their expertise so that our center can establish a better understanding of your child’s needs and create the most effective treatment plan possible.
  • Comprehensive expertise: Our doctors draw on the expertise of 13 departments and/or divisions and more than 40 specialists throughout Boston Children’s, making our approach to airway disorders one of the most collaborative in the world.

Meet the Center for Airway Disorders Team at Boston Children’s Hospital


Reza Rahbar MD DMD FACSReza Rahbar, DMD, MD, FACS

Francis Fynn Thompson MDFrancis Fynn-Thompson, MD


John LeeJohn Lee, MD 


Lynne Ferrari MD

Lynne R. Ferrari, MD 


Roger Breitbard MD

 Roger E. Breitbart, MD 

David Brown David W. Brown, MD 

Leslie Smoot MDLeslie B. Smoot, MD

 Mary MullenMary P. Mullen, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Christopher Baird, MDChristopher Baird, MD

Sitaram EmaniSitaram Emani, MD

Pedro J. del Nido, MD

John Mayer

John E. Mayer, Jr., MD


Jessica Smith, MDJessica R. Smith, MD

Feeding, Swallowing and Speech-Language Pathology

Jenna Bernstein, MS, CCC-SLP

Taryn Sullivan CCC-SLP MSTaryn Cronin, MS, CCC-SLP

Kathryn Davidson, M.S., CCC

Kathryn Davidson, MS, CCC-SLP

Katherine Engstler CCC-SLP MAKatherine Engstler, MS, CCC-SLP

Mia Grossman, MS, CCC-SLP

Kayla O'Rourke, MS, CCC-SLPKayla Hernandez, MS, CCC-SLP,


Kara LarsonKara Larson, MS, CCC-SLP

Kerry O'Neill MSKerry Pearl, MS, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Perez, MS, CCC-SLPJennifer Perez, MS, CCC-SLP

Kelsey Sigg MC CCC-SLPKelsey Sigg, MS, CCC-SLP

Michelle Whitty MS, CCC-SLPMichelle Skeldon, MS, CCC-SLP

Laura Swift, MS, CCC-SLP


Rachel Rosen, MD 

Eitan Rubinstein, MD

Eitan Rubenstein, MD

General Surgery

Thomas Hamilton, MD 

Russell W. Jennings, MD

Craig Lillehei MDCraig W. Lillehei, MD

Charles Smithers MDCharles J. Smithers, MD


Joan Stoler MDJoan Stoler, MD


David Urion MDDavid Urion, MD 


Mark Proctor MDMark R. Proctor, MD


Karen Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPHKaren Watters, MD

Physician Assistants: 

Amanda Didas PA-CAmanda Didas, PA-C 

Erica Johnson, PA-C

Program Coordinator: 

Meaghan Maddock


Lystra Hayden, MD

Martin Thomas MD

Thomas Martin, MD

Kara May, MD

Kara May, MD


Carlo Buonomo, MD

Stephanie DiPerna MDStephanie DiPerna, MD

Edward Lee MD

Edward Lee, MD 

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3795.

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.

Boston Children’s is so much more than a hospital—it’s a community of researchers, clinicians, administrators, support staff, innovators, teachers, patients and families, all working together to make the impossible possible. ”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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