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

Co-Directors

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

Francis Fynn Thompson MDFrancis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Allergy:

John LeeJohn Lee, MD 





Anesthesiology:

Lynne Ferrari MD

Lynne R. Ferrari, MD 





Cardiology

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





Frank PigulaFrank Pigula, MD





Endocrinology

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

Gastroenterology

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





Genetics

Joan Stoler MDJoan Stoler, MD





Neurology

David Urion MDDavid Urion, MD 





Neurosurgery

Mark Proctor MDMark R. Proctor, MD





Otolaryngology

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

Pulmonary

Lystra Hayden, MD

Martin Thomas MD

Thomas Martin, MD





Kara May, MD

Kara May, MD





Radiology

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.


We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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