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Welcome to the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center. We see patients of all ages—from newborns to teens to adults—and are also available for prenatal consults, second opinions and, in some cases, videoconferencing.

To request a consultation or second opinion, please contact us directly at:

Email: CVDsurgery@childrens.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-919-1379

If you are coming from outside the United States, please visit our International Patients page.

Why Boston Children's?

Learn more about the Center’s unique approach with co-directors Darren Orbach, MD, PhD, and Edward Smith, MD.

Preparing for your consultation

For the most accurate assessment possible, please be sure to have a full summary of you or your child’s initial diagnosis on hand. In addition, please gather as much of the following information as you can:

  • you or your child’s full name, address and date of birth
  • your insurance provider’s name (for example, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts), the name of the specific plan (for example, HMO Blue) and your subscriber identification number
  • the name, address and phone number of the physician making the referral (if different from the primary care provider)
  • a list of your child’s symptoms
  • previous lab work reports
  • any x-ray, MRI or CT scan films or angiograms
  • Please call the Center at  617-919-1379. We may request additional images once we’ve been in contact with you.

Remote Image Upload

It is helpful for us to have the following test results before the patient arrives, along with:

  • any x-ray, MRI or CT scan films or angiograms
  • relevant lab work reports

Images may be uploaded to our secure server. For temporary credentials and instructions, please e-mail CVDSurgery@childrens.harvard.edu or call 617-919-1379. We may request additional images once we’ve been in contact with you.


For patients who live far from Boston, we can often conduct follow-up visits through telemedicine. Contact CVDSurgery@childrens.harvard.edu or 617-919-1379 to arrange.

Information and support

These links are provided as a resource. Please note that neither Boston Children’s Hospital nor the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center unreservedly endorse all of the information found at these sites:

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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