Infectious Disease


The expert specialists in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Tufts Medical Center complete diagnostic and therapeutic care for children with illnesses that range from fairly common sickness like pneumonia to life-threatening, serious conditions like necrotizing faciitis. 

Our division is led by H. Cody Meissner, MD who is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of infectious disease. Specifically, he has been listed countless times as being in the top 1% of doctors in this specialty by Boston Magazine. He is also a Consultant to the Committee on Infectious Disease for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Advisory Committee on Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meissner makes recommendations for the vaccines that children take throughout the country. He is the author of over 175 original reports, reviews book chapters and AAP and CDC Policy Statements on infectious disease. He is also head of clinical trials for all of Tufts Medical Center.

Having a true expert like Dr. Meissner in your corner is key as your child works to fight his or her infectious disease. Our team includes additional skilled physicians, compassionate nurses and social workers who will be with your family every step of the way throughout your child’s time in our care.