Appointments and Second Opinions

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

Robert C. Shamberger, MD

  • Chief, Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Robert E. Gross Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Past Chair, Section of Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Past President, American Pediatric Surgical Association

Appointment Phone

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


  • 617-730-0299


Treatment Centers


Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, Pediatric general surgery, Surgical oncology, Thoracic surgery



Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery


  • Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Surgery, 1985
  • Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, Surgical Oncology


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1976

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School, 1975