#1 Ranked Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
MyPatients provides referring primary care providers with secure access to their patients’ information.
Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
Innovation insider is a semi-monthly e-newsletter analyzes innovations at Boston Children’s, other academic medical centers and from industry.
Read the latest blog by a Boston Children's doctor, clinician or staff member.
There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
At Boston Children’s Hospital, we have already helped many children cope with their multiple sclerosis (MS). Once considered to be a strictly “adult” condition, MS is now being diagnosed more often in children than in the past. MS is a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and tissue in the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. MS is now being diagnosed earlier, and it’s estimated that 10 percent of patients with MS start developing symptoms before they’re 18.
Here’s what you need to know about MS:
How Children’s approaches multiple sclerosis
When a child or teenager has MS, the disease doesn’t just affect her body; it can influence every aspect of her life. Our team in the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Program understands this,so we’ve designed our program to care for your whole child.
Our program is led by Mark Gorman, MD,one of the few physicians in the country to complete formal fellowship training in both pediatric neurology and multiple sclerosis. Our team also includes a nurse, nurse practitioner, psychologist, pediatric neuropsychologist, educational consultant and a social worker, who provide ongoing support for children and families. And because MS is a chronic disease, we will help your child transition to adult specialists when he reaches adulthood.
Multiple sclerosis: Reviewed by Mark P. Gorman, MD
© Boston Children’s Hospital; posted in 2012
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.”