Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center | Meet our team

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The Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center and the associated Moyamoya Disease Program at Boston Children’s Hospital brings together specialists in neurosurgery, neurointerventional radiology and medical experts from our Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. We also work with specialists in vascular anomalies, genetics, radiology, neurology and hematology to develop the best possible treatment plan.

Center co-directors


Edward R. Smith, MD

Edward Smith, MD, is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon, director of Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery and co-director of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center and the Center for Head, Neck and Skull Base at Boston Children's

Darren Orbach, MD, PhD

Darren Orbach, MD, PhD, board-certified in neurology, diagnostic radiology, and neuroradiology, is a pediatric neurointerventionalist, division chief of Interventional Radiology and director of Neurointerventional Radiology at Boston Children's. 

Other team members 


Robert C. Tasker, MB, BS, MD

Robert C. Tasker, MB, BS, MD, directs the Neurocritical Care program at Boston Children’s, overseeing the intensive care children receive after CVD procedures. 

Michael_rivkin Michael Rivkin, MD

Michael Rivkin, MD, director of the Neurology Inpatient Services, co-directs Boston Children’s Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center. With Trenor, he provides long-term neurological and hematological follow-up, as needed, in the stroke clinic. 
Cameron Trenor

Cameron C. Trenor III, MD

Cameron C. Trenor III, MD, of the Department of Hematology/Oncology, co-directs the Boston Children’s Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center and has special expertise in vascular anomalies. 

Craig Mcclain

Craig D. McClain, MD, MPH

Craig D. McClain, MD, MPH, specializes in neuroanesthesia and provides care during many CVD procedures. 


Mary F. Landrigan-Ossar, MD, PhD

Mary F. Landrigan-Ossar, MD, PhD, is the director of anesthesia for Interventional Radiology. 

Richard Robertson

Richard Robertson, MD

Richard Robertson, MD, Radiologist-in-Chief, leads efforts at Boston Children’s to develop advanced neuroimaging techniques for diagnosis and treatment planning. 

 Anna Lillis MD PhD Anna Lillis, MD, PhD

Anna Lillis, MD, PhD specializes in interventional radiology and performs diagnostic cerebral angiograms for evaluation of patients with cerebrovascular diseases both before and after treatment.
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R. Michael Scott, MD

R. Michael Scott, MD, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief-emeritus, is a pioneer in cerebrovascular neurosurgery and spearheaded Boston Children’s Moyamoya Disease Program.

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