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Speak with one of our New Patient Coordinators to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or request a second opinion. In urgent cases, we can typically see new patients within 24 hours.

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Our Affiliations
HMS Affiliate

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Our Affiliations

Lissa C. Baird, MD

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

Appointment Phone

  • 888-733-4662 (New Pediatric Patients)
  • 617-632-3270 (Established Pediatric Patients)


  • 617-730-0906


Treatment Centers


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



Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, 2017
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2017


  • Boston Children's Hospital, 2012


  • University of California, San Diego, 2011

Medical School

  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2004


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.