Request an Appointment

If this is a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. This form should not be used in an emergency.

Patient Information
Date of Birth:
Contact Information
Appointment Details
Send RequestIf you do not see the specialty you are looking for, please call us at: 617-355-6000.International visitors should call International Health Services at +1-617-355-5209.
Please complete all required fields

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

Thank you.

Your request has been successfully submitted

You will be contacted within 1 business day.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call:

617-355-6000 +1-617-355-6000
Find a Doctor
Search by Clinician's Last Name or Specialty:
Select by Location:
Search by First Letter of Clinician's Last Name: *ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Condition & Treatments
Search for a Condition or Treatment:
View allSearch

Division of Infectious Diseases Overview

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children's Hospital cares for children and adolescents with a variety of infections.

In addition to treating children, we also are dedicated to researching better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent infectious diseases. Researchers at Children’s:

  • believe they've found a way to boost immunity in infants, possibly making infections pneumococcus, pertussis, HIV and rotavirus much less of a threat. The ability to immunize babies at birth would also provide global health benefits, since birth may be a child's only contact with a health care system in developing countries.
  • recently discovered a new, previously unknown immunity tool that may aid the development of a cheaper, more effective pneumococcal vaccine
  • have discovered a safer way to treat "boy in a bubble syndrome"
  • are looking for was to prevent mother-to-child transmission of viruses, specifically those transmitted via breastfeeding

New program lets you track disease outbreaks

The Children's Hospital Informatics Program created HealthMap, an online resource and smart phone app that helps track the spread of contagious diseases in real time, including chickenpox.

It's a disease-mining system that uses the Internet to look for outbreaks going on around the world, bringing all this information together in one view," explains John Brownstein, PhD, co-founder of HealthMap and an assistant professor at the Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children's Hospital. "We hope individuals will find the new app to be a useful source of outbreak information - locally, nationally, and globally.

A new way to treat sepsis

Researchers have come up with a first line of defense against sepsis—using magnetism to quickly pull infected agents out of the blood.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO