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Lissa C. Baird, MD


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  • Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Physician
  • Member of the Faculty of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain and spine
  • Congenital malformations
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neuro-endoscopy
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Vascular anomalies

Diseases Treated

  • AT/RT, Childhood
  • Brain Tumors, Childhood
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor, Childhood
  • DIPG, Childhood
  • Ependymoma, Childhood
  • Germ Cell Tumors of the Brain, Childhood
  • Glioma, Childhood
  • Medulloblastoma, Childhood

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-355-2655
  • Office Phone Number617-355-2655
  • Fax617-730-0906


Dr. Baird is the Director of Neurosurgical Oncology in the Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Children's Hospital. She specializes in the care of children with neurological disorders of the brain and spine with specific expertise in brain and spinal cord tumors, skull base neurosurgery, and surgical approaches using neuro-endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. She was previously Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Surgical Neuro-Oncology at Oregon Health & Science University/Doembecher Children's Hospital. Dr. Baird is actively involved in national scientific and leadership committees and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Board Certification:

  • Neurological Surgery, 2017
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2017


  • Boston Children's Hospital


  • University of California, San Diego

Medical School:

  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons


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