Cerebral Palsy Program | Meet Our Team

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Staff

Alycia Berg

Alycia Berg, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Department: Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

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Kristin Buxton

Kristin Buxton, PNP

Nurse Practitioner, Baclofen Pump Program

Department: Medicine

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Annette Correia, OT

Annette Correia, OT

Clinical Manager of the Occupational Therapy Service

Department: Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

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David Coulter

David Coulter, MD

Senior Associate in Neurology

Department: Neurology

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Emily Jean  Davidson

Emily Davidson, MD, MPH

Assistant in Medicine, Complex Care Services

Department: General Pediatrics

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Paula Desisto

Paula DeSisto-McElhiney, RN, BSN, CPN

Orthopedic Nurse

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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David Fogelman MD

David Fogelman, MD

Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Jennifer Hanowell DO

Jennifer C. Hanowell, DO

Assistant in Neurology

Department: Neurology

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Christopher Hopkinson

Christopher Hopkinson, RN, BSN

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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Travis Matheney

Travis Matheney, MD, MLA

Orthopedic Surgeon

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Gregory Melkonian

Gregory J. Melkonian, DVM, MD

Orthopedist

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Ann Morgan

Ann Morgan, CPNP

Boston Children's Hospital CCS Program

Department: Medicine

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Donna Nimec

Donna Nimec, MD

Physiatrist/ Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Erin Patisteas, NP

Erin Patisteas, NP

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Rosenthal

Robert Rosenthal, MD

Orthopedist

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Susan Shanske, LICSW

Susan Shanske, LICSW

Social Worker

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Rebecca Therriault CCC

Rebecca McCarthy, CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Department: Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

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Cynthia Thompson

Cynthia Thompson, FNP

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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Rachel Tombeno PT

Rachel Tombeno, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Jeff Waugh, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant in Neurology; Director, Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Program

Department: Neurology

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We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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