Necrotizing Infections

Necrotizing infections are a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. They can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. The word "necrotizing" refers to something that causes body tissue to die.

Programs + Services

Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Infectious Disease Clinic provides compassionate care to patients for a wide range of conditions through both our general clinic and several comprehensive subspecialty clinics.

Center for Vascular, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

The Center for Vascular, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Tufts MC in Boston treats wounds that won't heal including diabetic foot ulcers and venous stasis.

Doctors + Care Team

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Title(s): Chief, Vascular Surgery; Director, Vascular Center; Director, Center for Vascular, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine; Vascular Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5019
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Complex vascular surgery, vascular biology, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care

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Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Title(s): Medical Director, Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management; Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7761
Fax #: 617-636-3198

Transplant infectious diseases, wound care at the Center for Vascular Medicine, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, travel medicine, general infectious disease

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Timothy Curran, DPM

Timothy Curran, DPM

Title(s): Podiatrist
Department(s): Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5269
Fax #: 617-636-5178


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Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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