New Spanish Web site
Children's Hospital Boston has launched a hospital Web site for our Spanish-speaking patients and providers. It features
information in Spanish such as how parents can prepare their child for the hospital, descriptions about our main clinical
services, health tips, directions and much more.
The Lung Transplant Program at Children's Hospital Boston's Pediatric Transplant Center is expanding through a new
collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital. This new relationship will be a close clinical partnership that draws on each hospital's expertise. New members of the Lung Transplant Program include Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD, from Cardiac Surgery, and Gary Visner, DO, who will be joining Children's from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia this fall to assume the position of medical director. The program's goals are to perform more lung transplants using innovative surgical techniques, and to position the Pediatric Transplant Center as a premier center for pediatric lung transplantation in the United Sates.
Paul Kleinman, MD, director of Musculoskeletal Imaging, and former Children's fellow Herman Kan, MD, recently published Pediatric and Adolescent Musculoskeletal MRI: A Case-Based Approach. Their book depicts scenarios commonly encountered in daily
practice, with special emphasis on the rapidly growing area of sports injuries and
traumatic disorders in older children and adolescents. Available at www.amazon.com.
Elizabeth Rider, MSW, MD, FAAP, director of faculty development for the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice at Children's and co-chair of the Medicine Academy of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), published A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies, with Ruth Nawotniak, MS, CTAGME,
and Gary Smith, EdD. This book and CD-ROM provide information on teaching, assessing
and documenting the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's six core
competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and
improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and
systems-based practice. Available at www.hcmarketplace.com or 1-800-650-6787.
As part of Children's Hospital Boston's
ongoing efforts to promote medical
education and to expose physicians to
the latest medical treatments, we've
produced a series of Webcasts.
Vascular Anomalies Conference:
Clinicians from Children's Vascular Anomalies Center discuss and diagnose patients.
October 4 - Cardiac catheterization
October 5 - Cardiac surgery
November 7 - Exstrophy of the bladder
For more information or to watch any of
Children's six archived Webcasts, visit