Moyamoya Disease Program | Meet our Team

When a child is diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, the entire family begins a difficult journey. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Here at Boston Children’s—the birthplace of pediatric neurosurgery—you and your child will be cared for by experts from several key disciplines, all working together to develop the best possible treatment plan. Our Moyamoya Disease Program includes some of the world’s most experienced surgeons, neuroscience nurses, imaging specialists and other health care professionals. Our strength in all of the related subspecialties ensures that we are ready to address every aspect of your child’s care, from diagnostic testing and surgery to aftercare and long-term support.

Our team is specially trained in surgical and medical procedures for children, with an emphasis on using minimally invasive tests and operations whenever possible. 

Boston Children’s is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where all of our physicians have faculty appointments. Just as we continue to provide exceptional patient care and surgical expertise, our clinicians are also engaged in research that leads to a better understanding of and treatment for Moyamoya and other diseases of the brain, spine and nervous system.

Clinicians

R. Michael Scott, MD

R. Michael Scott, MD

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief-emeritus; Christopher K. Fellows Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery Professor, Harvard Medical School
Edward Robert Smith, MD

Edward Robert Smith, MD

Director, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program; Associate, Department of Neurosurgery; R. Michael Scott Chair in Neurosurgery Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Subspecialists

Larry benowitz

Larry Benowitz, PhD

Director, Laboratories for Neuroscience Research in Neurosurgery Professor of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Darren B. Orbach, MD, PhD

Darren B. Orbach, MD, PhD

Chief, Neurointerventional Radiology; Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center; Sage Schermerhorn Chair in Image-Guided Therapy Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School