Belinda Hsi Dickie

Belinda Dickie, MD, PhD

Assistant in Surgery, Co-Director, Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center; Pediatric Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: (617) 355-8664
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We are pleased to announce Dr. Belinda Hsi Dickie has joined Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Surgery. To schedule an appointment call 617-355-8664.

Medical Services


  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • General Pediatrics
  • Circumcision
  • Cloaca Malformation
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Motility Disorders
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hydrocele
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Branchial cleft anomalies
  • Inguinal Hernia


  • Surgery


  • Hemangiomas
  • Vascular Malformations of the Brain
To schedule an appointment: Call (617) 355-8664 or Request an Appointment
Belinda Hsi Dickie


I came to Boston Children’s Hospital to be a part of the colorectal center and pelvic reconstruction program.  It was an opportunity to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary center with skilled experts who share my interest in forwarding the care of colorectal care in kids and providing premier care to these patients together as a team.  Boston Children’s to me was the right combination of clinical care, innovation and research opportunities.

Experience and Education


Medical School

University of Toronto, 1998

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Residency, General Surgery

University of Alberta,

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery

University of Alberta,

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Vascular anomalies

Cincinnati Children's,

Cincinnati, Ohio

Pediatric Colorectal Surgery

Cincinnati Children's,

Cincinnati, OH, Ohio

Pediatric Surgery

University of Florida,

Gainesville, Florida


  • Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery

Professional History

Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD obtained her medical degree at the University of Toronto, and completed general surgery residency and an advanced minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Alberta. She continued her training, completing fellowships in pediatric vascular malformations and pediatric colorectal surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and in pediatric surgery at the University of Florida. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s in 2011.


Dr. Dickie has a special interest in the medical and surgical treatment of vascular malformations, and minimally invasive surgery. She had a lab in vascular biology which looked at the genetics and molecular pathways involved with lymphangiogenesis, and the genetics involved in the development of vascular malformations. The lab was looking at novel mutations in vascular malformations and the potential effects on lymphatic growth and different treatment alternatives.


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  1. Glaser K, Dickie P, Neilson D, Osborn A, Dickie BH. Linkage of Metabolic Defects to Activated PIK3CA Alleles in Endothelial Cells Derived from Lymphatic Malformation. Lymphat Res Biol. 2018 Feb; 16(1):43-55.
  2. Bischoff A, Brisighelli G, Dickie B, Frischer J, Levitt MA, Peña A. Idiopathic constipation: A challenging but manageable problem. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct 10.
  3. Muley A, Odaka Y, Lewkowich IP, Vemaraju S, Yamaguchi TP, Shawber C, Dickie BH, Lang RA. Myeloid Wnt ligands are required for normal development of dermal lymphatic vasculature. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0181549.
  4. Cushing CC, Martinez-Leo B, Bischoff A, Hall J, Helmrath M, Dickie BH, Levitt MA, Peña A, Zeller MH, Frischer JS. Health-Related Quality of Life and Parental Stress in Children With Fecal Incontinence: A Normative Comparison. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 12; 63(6):633-636.
  5. Schaefer BA, Wang D, Merrow AC, Dickie BH, Adams DM. Long-term outcome for kaposiform hemangioendothelioma: A report of two cases. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Feb; 64(2):284-286.
  6. Bischoff A, Frischer J, Knod JL, Dickie B, Levitt MA, Holder M, Jackson L, Peña A. Damaged anal canal as a cause of fecal incontinence after surgical repair for Hirschsprung disease - a preventable and under-reported complication. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Apr; 52(4):549-553.
  7. Salloum R, Fox CE, Alvarez-Allende CR, Hammill AM, Dasgupta R, Dickie BH, Mobberley-Schuman P, Wentzel MS, Chute C, Kaul A, Patel M, Merrow AC, Gupta A, Whitworth JR, Adams DM. Response of Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome to Sirolimus Treatment. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Nov; 63(11):1911-4.
  8. Martinez-Leo B, Chesley P, Alam S, Frischer JS, Levitt MA, Avansino J, Dickie BH. The association of the severity of anorectal malformations and intestinal malrotation. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug; 51(8):1241-5.
  9. Knod JL, Holder M, Cortez AR, Martinez-Leo B, Kern P, Saeed S, Warner B, Dickie B, Falcone RA, von Allmen D, Frischer JS. Surgical outcomes, bowel habits and quality of life in young patients after ileoanal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug; 51(8):1246-50.
  10. Adams DM, Trenor CC, Hammill AM, Vinks AA, Patel MN, Chaudry G, Wentzel MS, Mobberley-Schuman PS, Campbell LM, Brookbank C, Gupta A, Chute C, Eile J, McKenna J, Merrow AC, Fei L, Hornung L, Seid M, Dasgupta AR, Dickie BH, Elluru RG, Lucky AW, Weiss B, Azizkhan RG. Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus in the Treatment of Complicated Vascular Anomalies. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb; 137(2):e20153257.
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  12. Osborn AJ, Dickie P, Neilson DE, Glaser K, Lynch KA, Gupta A, Dickie BH. Activating PIK3CA alleles and lymphangiogenic phenotype of lymphatic endothelial cells isolated from lymphatic malformations. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Feb 15; 24(4):926-38.
  13. Fernandez E, Bischoff A, Dickie BH, Frischer J, Hall J, Peña A. Esophageal atresia in patients with anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Aug; 30(8):767-71.
  14. Bischoff A, Frischer J, Dickie BH, Peña A. Anorectal malformation without fistula: a defect with unique characteristics. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Aug; 30(8):763-6.
  15. Dickie BH, Webb KM, Eradi B, Levitt MA. The problematic Soave cuff in Hirschsprung disease: manifestations and treatment. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan; 49(1):77-80; discussion 80-1.
  16. Knod JL, Garrison AP, Frischer JS, Dickie B. Foregut duplication cyst associated with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: a case report and literature review. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 May; 48(5):E5-7.
  17. de Blaauw I, Midrio P, Breech L, Bischoff A, Dickie B, Versteegh HP, Peña A, Levitt MA. Treatment of adults with unrecognized or inadequately repaired anorectal malformations: 17 cases of rectovestibular and rectoperineal fistulas. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Jun; 26(3):156-60.
  18. Levitt MA, Dickie B, Peña A. The Hirschsprungs patient who is soiling after what was considered a "successful" pull-through. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2012 Nov; 21(4):344-53.
  19. Murrell Z, Dickie B, Dasgupta R. Lung nodules in pediatric oncology patients: a prediction rule for when to biopsy. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 May; 46(5):833-7.
  20. Cuenca AG, Reddy SV, Dickie B, Kays DW, Islam S. The usefulness of the upper gastrointestinal series in the pediatric patient before anti-reflux procedure or gastrostomy tube placement. J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):247-52.
  21. Levitt MA, Dickie B, Peña A. Evaluation and treatment of the patient with Hirschsprung disease who is not doing well after a pull-through procedure. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May; 19(2):146-53.
  22. Dickie B, Dasgupta R, Nair R, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM, Adams DM, Azizkhan RG. Spectrum of hepatic hemangiomas: management and outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan; 44(1):125-33.
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