Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatric surgeons provide a broad spectrum of pediatric surgical care at Newton-Wellesley, including thoracic, urologic, and general surgery. They have special expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques for children, including gastrointestinal surgery and pectus excavatum repair, among others. Although most surgical procedures will be performed at Newton-Wellesley, including hernias, circumcision, hypospadias repair, and other relatively minor procedures on healthy children, critically ill and complex cases will be referred to MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Our pediatric surgeons are internationally known for their clinical expertise and research efforts.

Daniel Ryan, MD
Division of General Pediatric Surgery, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Phone: 617-726-8878
Fax: 617-726-2167
MD Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1979
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery, 1984
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Pediatric Surgery, 1987
Board Certification: General Surgery, 1985 Pediatric Surgery, 1988
Clinical Interests: Extracorporeal life support, neonatal surgery, pediatric neoplasm’s, pediatric thoracic surgery, minimally invasive pediatric surgery, trauma

David Lawlor, MD
Phone: 617-726-8858
Fax: 617-726-2167
MD Degree: Dartmouth Medical School, 1987
Residency: Beth Israel Hospital, General Surgery, 1993
Fellowship: Izaac Walton Killam Grace Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Pediatric Surgery, 2000 Board Certification: General Surgery, 1994; Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, 2000
Clinical Interests: Neonatal surgery, pediatric general and thoracic surgery, pediatric urology, burns and critical care, extra corporeal life support, minimally invasive techniques

Peter Masiakos, MD
Phone 617-726-8839
Fax 617-726-2167
MD Degree: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, May 1994
Residency in General Surgery: Boston University
Surgical Residency Program, Boston, MA 1994 - 2001
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery research: Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Surgery, Boston, MA 1996-1999
Chief Residency in General Surgery: Boston University Surgical Residency Program, Boston, MA 2001-2002
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery: Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, Canada, 2002-2004
Board Certifications: Board eligible in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Clinical Interest: Extracorporeal Life Support, Neonatal Surgery, Pediatric Neoplasms, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery, Trauma, Esophageal Anomalies, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Other Pediatric

Surgeons currently providing on-call coverage:

Haroon Patel, MD 617-414-5131
Steven Moulton, MD 617-414-5131
Jay Schnitzer, MD 617-724-1602

Pediatric Neurosurgery

MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatric neurosurgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the developing nervous system.

These include: Pediatric neurooncology hydrocephalus, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts pediatric neurotrauma tethered spinal cord spina bifida syringomyelia (syrinx) myelomeningocele and encephalocele craniosynostosis lipoma dermal sinus aqueductal stenosis myeloschisis split cord malformation Klippel-Feil syndrome Dandy-Walker cyst Arnold Chiari malformation

William Butler, MD
Phone: 617-726-3801
Fax: 617-726-7546
MD Degree: Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, 1987
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurosurgery, 1994
Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurosurgery, computer-assisted image-guided neurosurgery, clinical decision analysis

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

The Pediatric Plastic Surgery Service provides care and treatment of congenital deformities, cleft lip and palate, vascular lesions, trauma and post-traumatic deformities, scar revision, birthmarks, burns, reconstruction of post-burn deformities, and laser surgery.

Matthias Donelan, MD
Phone: 617-726-8547
Fax: 617-969-4044
MD Degree: Tufts University School of Medicine, 1972
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital, Plastic Surgery
Fellowship: Plastic Surgical Tutor Specialists, New Zealand Board Certification: Surgery, 1998, Plastic Surgery, 2000 Clinical Interests: pediatric plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery.

Daniel Driscoll, MD
Phone: 617-244-0990
Fax: 617-969-4044
MD Degree: Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine, 1990 Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1998
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Plastic Surgery Shriners Burns Institute, Pediatric Burn Reconstruction Board Certification: Surgery, 1998, Plastic Surgery, 2000
Clinical Interests: Pediatric plastic surgery, burn reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, hand and microsurgery.

Pediatric Urology

Rafael V. Pieretti, MD
Phone: 617-724-0518
Fax: 617-726-2167
MD Degree: Central University of Venezuela. August 1965
Rotating Internship: “Dr. Carlos Arvelo” Military Hospital, Central University of Venezuela, 1965-1967
Residency in General Surgery: “ Dr. Carlos Arvelo” Military Hospital, Central University of Venezuela, 1967-1971 Residency in General Pediatric Surgery: The Hospital For Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada, 1971-1973 Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Urology: The Hospital For Sick Children, University of Toronto, 1974
Board Certifications by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: General Surgery, 1974, Pediatric Surgery, 2003
Clinical Interests: obstructive uropathies, urinary tract infection, voiding dysfunction, vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias, undescended testicle, varicocele, intersex, imperforate anus, persistence of the cloaca, bladder exstrophy, cloacal exstrophy, trauma, tumors, and minimally invasive procedures

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