Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center | Meet Our Team

Boston Children’s Hospital has one of the most extensive and collaborative teams of cerebral palsy (CP) specialists in the world. Our team covers all ranges and stages of care to ensure the highest quality of life for every child with CP. Their expertise combines with the breadth and depth of specialties offered throughout Boston Children’s Hospital, so that your child gets the most comprehensive care possible.


Our program includes orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, complex care pediatricians, physical and occupational therapists, orthotists, cast technicians and augmentative communication specialists all working together in one clinic, to provide comprehensive care for your child. You can see many of these specialists in one day—a fact that sets us apart from other cerebral palsy programs. You and your child also have access to a full range of support services, including social work, educational materials and community resources.

Medical Co-Directors

 Barkoudah MDElizabeth Barkoudah, MD
Assistant in Neurology





Laurie Glader MDLaurie Glader, MD
Assistant in Medicine, Complex Care Services 





Ben Shore BSc, MD, FRCSCBenjamin Shore, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Orthopedic Surgeon





Stone_ScelligScellig Stone, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Director, Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Program;
Associate in Neurosurgery; Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program





Alycia Berg

Alycia Berg, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist,
Kristin Buxton

Kristin Buxton, PNP

Nurse Practitioner, Baclofen Pump Program,
Annette Correia, OT

Annette Correia, OT

Clinical Manager of the Occupational Therapy Service,
David Coulter

David Coulter, MD

Senior Associate in Neurology, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Emily Jean  Davidson

Emily Davidson, MD, MPH

Assistant in Medicine, Complex Care Services, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
David Fogelman MD

David Fogelman, MD

Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, Clinical Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Jennifer Hanowell DO

Jennifer C. Hanowell, DO

Assistant in Neurology, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Travis Matheney

Travis Matheney, MD, MLA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Ann Morgan

Ann Morgan, CPNP

Boston Children's Hospital CCS Program,
Donna Nimec

Donna Nimec, MD

Physiatrist/ Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine,
Erin Patisteas, NP

Erin Patisteas, NP

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner,
Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Rebecca Therriault CCC

Rebecca McCarthy, CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist,
Cynthia Thompson

Cynthia Thompson, FNP

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner,
Rachel Tombeno PT

Rachel Tombeno, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist,