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Founded more than 140 years ago, Boston Children's Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and is an internationally renowned pediatric hospital that provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care.

Boston Children's ranks highest in six specialties according to U.S.News & World Report's2011-12 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals." Children's is also the only pediatric hospital to rank in the top three for all ten specialties.


Boston Children's Hospital exhibited at Arab Health, January 23-26, 2012 at the Dubai International & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE. By coming by our booth #1E51, visitors:

  • Entered to win an iPad
  • Picked-up a handy Children's tote bag
  • Received information about Children's services for international patients
  • Learned about the clinical and research advances happening at Children's
  • Met Dr. Alan Retik, Urologist-in-chief and Executive/Medical Director of Children's International Health Services

Pediatric Views, our bi-monthly publication for physicians, offers news and insights to healthcare professionals, including tips from Children's specialists, information about our programs and services, and updates on research and innovation happening at Children's.[read more]

December's Featured Story: Boston Children's welcomes new Neurosurgeon-in-Chief 

At the end of October 2011,
R. Michael Scott, MD stepped down as Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Children's after 23 years. Children's welcomes an equally impressive pediatric neurosurgeon, Alan R. Cohen, MA, FACS, FAAP an expert in pediatric brain tumor surgery and a leader in the field of minimally invasive neurosurgery. [read more]

Program Spotlight: Pediatric Cancer Risk Program

The Pediatric Cancer Risk Program at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center provides multidisciplinary consultative care to patients and their families whose condition or family history suggests an increased risk of cancer. The program offers patients access to expert pediatric geneticists, genetic counselors and other specialists at Children's, as well as world-renowned pediatric oncologists from Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center. [read more]

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