Department of Surgery | Clinician Resources: Referring Colleagues

The Department of Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital is at the forefront of patient care, clinical innovation and research. Caring for an average of 7,000 outpatient visitors annually and performing more than 4,000 operative procedures each year, Children's is one of the largest pediatric surgery programs in the world.

Currently, there are 22 board-certified pediatric surgeons in the department.

Print a copy of the department's expanded fact sheet with locations and physician profiles.
The Department of Surgery is committed to advancing the understanding and practice of pediatric surgery through research. We are one of the largest research departments at Boston Children’s. We are host to world-renowned laboratories involved in angiogenesis research and tissue engineering. Our extensive research initiatives are both laboratory- and clinic-based, providing research training opportunities to a large number of students and

Current research areas include:
  • Angiogenesis
  • Biology of cancer
  • Cancer and bowel surgery
  • Cell mechanics and structure
  • Fetal gut development
  • Fetal tissue engineering
  • Lung growth
  • Maternal-fetal treatment
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Prostate cancer
  • Repair of congenital defects
  • Transplantation and tissue engineering
  • Trauma care
  • Vascular anomalies and malformations