Dr. Michael Rivkin, MD

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Dr. Michael Rivkin, MD
I am both a pediatrician and a child neurologist, and my practice specializes in children with cerebrovascular disorders and stroke. I completed residencies in pediatrics and pediatric neurology, followed by a fellowship in neurology at Boston Children's Hospital -- broad training that allows me to treat the whole child. I founded and direct the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Children's Hospital. This program, novel at its inception at Boston Children's Hospital, brings together care for these children from clinicians in the disciplines of neurology, hematology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy. In addition, we instituted a fellowship to accompany this new program, which is designed to train pediatric neurologists to evaluate and care for children who have stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. We are excited to have created Boston Children's Hospital's acute response team for pediatric stroke known as the "Stroke Stat" system. This important service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assess and treat children who present with symptoms of acute stroke at Boston Children's Hospital. This system of evaluation is designed to assess these patients rapidly in order to determine if they can be treated with tissue plasminogen activator or intravascular treatments that have greatest efficacy when instituted early and accurately. I also established and direct the Neurology Intermediate Care Unit, the only one of its kind. My service provides neurological consultations to patients in affiliated intensive care units, including the NICU and the cardiology ICU. Additionally, I am an attending physician for in-patient general neurology, intensive care neurology and neurologist of the week services. I am experienced in the management of increased cranial pressure, cerebral perfusion and neuroprotection.

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I am both a pediatrician and a child neurologist, and my practice specializes in children with cerebrovascular disorders and stroke. I completed residencies in pediatrics and pediatric neurology, followed by a fellowship in neurology at Boston Children's Hospital -- broad training that allows me to treat the whole child.

I founded and direct the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Boston Children's Hospital. This program, novel at its inception at Boston Children's Hospital, brings together care for these children from clinicians in the disciplines of neurology, hematology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, occupational therapy and physical therapy. In addition, we instituted a fellowship to accompany this new program, which is designed to train pediatric neurologists to evaluate and care for children who have stroke and cerebrovascular disorders.

We are excited to have created Boston Children's Hospital's acute response team for pediatric stroke known as the "Stroke Stat" system. This important service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assess and treat children who present with symptoms of acute stroke at Boston Children's Hospital. This system of evaluation is designed to assess these patients rapidly in order to determine if they can be treated with  tissue plasminogen activator or intravascular treatments that have greatest efficacy when instituted early and accurately.

I also established and direct the Neurology Intermediate Care Unit, the only one of its kind. My service provides neurological consultations to patients in affiliated intensive care units, including the NICU and the cardiology ICU. Additionally, I am an attending physician for in-patient general neurology, intensive care neurology and neurologist of the week services. I am experienced in the management of increased cranial pressure, cerebral perfusion and neuroprotection.

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatrics
  •  Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Head Trauma
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Stroke

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Rainbow Babies And Children'S Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    New England Medical Center, Pediatric Neurology

    Completed in 1992

    Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Pediatrics

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • Developmental Assessment
  • Neuroradiologic Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Pediatric Developmental Therapy
  • Stroke Prevention