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Contact the Department of Neurology

  • 617-355-6388
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
  • Schedule An Appointment:
    Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm
    Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm

Department of Neurology: Leadership

Scott Pomeroy MD PhD Basil Darras MD

Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Neurology 
Basil T. Darras, MD 
Associate Chair of the Department of Neurology
Chief of the Division of Clinical Neurology

Clifford Woolf

Philip Pearl MD 
Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD
Director of FM Kirby Neurobiology Center 
Phillip Pearl, MD
Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Deborah Shiers 
Deborah Shiers MSN, RN, CNRN, NE-BC
Director Neuroscience Nursing 

A variety of practitioners are available to help you and your child. Click these links to jump to the different sections.

Child neurologists
Neurology nursing 
Neuropsychologists and psychologists
Social workers

Child neurologists at Boston Children’s Hospital

As you can see, we have many neurologists! Many have expertise in particular conditions. If you need help choosing a physician, please call us at 617-355-6388 and our staff will be happy to advise you.

Noberto Alvarez, MD
Irina A. Anselm, MD

Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD
Nicole Baumer, MD
Leslie Benson, MD
Ann Marie R. Bergin, MB, BCH, BAO
Jeffrey Bolton, MD

Catherine A. Chapman, MD
Paul Chervin, MD
David L. Coulter, MD

Basil T. Darras, MD
Pradeep Dinakar, MD

Christopher M. Elitt, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Engle, MD

Michel N. Fayad, MD
Tatiana Filina, MD

Partha Ghosh, MD
Mark P. Gorman, MD


Jennifer Hanowell, DO
Jamie Heath, MD
Chellamni Harini, MD
Karameh Hawash-Kuemmerle, MD

Lauren Kondev LaFortune, MD

Kerri LaRovere, MD
Alyssa A. Lebel, MD
Laura Lehman, MD
April Levin, MD
Mark H. Libenson, MD
Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD
Tobias Loddenkemper, MD
David Lieberman, MD, PhD

Claudio Melo de Gusmao, MD
Christelle Moufawad El Achkar, MD
Ganeshwaran Mochida, MD
Kiran Maski, MD
Maitreyi Mazumdar, MD, MPH, MSc
Anna Minster, MD

Jeffrey Neil, MD, PhD

Heather Olson, MD
Judith Owens, MD

Anna Pinto, MD, PhD
Archana Patel, MD, MPH
Carrie Peek, MD, Ed.M.
Phillip Pearl, MD
Jurriaan Peters, MD
Annapurna Poduri, MD
Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD 
Peter Raffalli, MD
Michael J. Rivkin, MD
Michael Robbins, MD
Eugene J. Roe, MD
Caitlin Rollins, MD
Cynthia M. Rooney, MD
Lance Rodan, MD
Paul A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
Alexander Rotenberg, MD, PhD

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD
Arnold Sansevere, MD
Janet S. Soul, MD
Sarah Spence, MD, PhD
Karen Spencer, MD

Kinga Tomczak, MD, PhD
Masanori Takeoka, MD
Molly Tracy, MD
Robert C. Tasker, MB, BS, MD

Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD
David K. Urion, MD

Jeff Waugh, MD, PhD
Robert R. Wolff, MD

Christopher Yuskaitis, MD, PhD

Neurology nursing

Our highly trained neurology nurses and nurse practitioners provide supportive, science-based care and can help address your day-to-day questions.

Neurology Nurse Practitioners  Neurology Nurses

Tracy Behymer, PNP

Elizabeth Cantara, PNP

Courtney Darcy, PNP

Sara DelVecchio, PNP

Lisa Duffy, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, CNRN, MSCN

Caroline Fitzgerald, BSN, MSN, RN, NP, CPNP-AC

Danielle Friedman, PNP

Jennifer Gingrasfield, BFA, RN, MSN, PNP

Heather Grossklaus, PNP

Regina Laine, PNP

Katelyn Laracy, MSN, PNO-BC

Margaret Marlatt, MS, CPNP, CNRN

Candice Marti, PNP

Maile Moore, RN, PNP

Ann Paris, MS, CPNP, CNRN

Jocelyn Pedrick, PNP

Lora Pixley, PNP

Pamela Rogers, PNP

Suzanne Rose, NP, RN

Michelle Souris Kraemer, MSN, CPNP-CNRN

Rasha Srouji, RN, MSN, CPNP

Rebecca M. Stevens, MSN, RN, CPNP 

Lindsay Simmons, RN

Catherine Curro-Harrington, RN

Kerry Matthews, RN

Patricia Gannon, RN

Jennifer McCrave, RN

Mildred Mejia, RN

Brianna Forget, RN

Rebecca Lebel, RN

Sonia Nettey, RN

Jacqui Lynch, RN

Natalia Pavlova, RN

Harold Licon, RN

Vicki Netzke-Doyle, RN

Debora Demange, RN

Epilepsy Nurses

Colleen Gagnon, RN
Cheryl Cahill, RN
Christine Foley, RN
Elizabeth Gifford, RN
Catherine Tishel, RN
Courtney Englehardt, RN
Isabella Villani, RN
Kim Francis, RN

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Neuropsychologists & Psychologists

Neuropsychologists and psychologists can conduct detailed assessments of a child’s cognitive abilities and brain function.

Katrina Boyer, PhD
Staff Neuropsychologist
Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Lois Condie, PhD
Staff Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Katie Fleischman, PhD, LP
Staff Psychologist

Christine Mrakotsky, PhD
Staff Neuropsychologist
Associate Scientific Clinical, Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Ferne Pinard, PhD
Staff Neuropsychologist
Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Rachel Schmitt, PhD
Staff Psychologist
Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Alex Taylor, PsyD
Staff Neuropsychologist
Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Clemente Vega, PsyD
Staff Neuropsychologist

Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Deborah Waber, PhD
Staff Neuropsychologist
Senior Associate in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, Learning Disabilities Center
Director, Scientific Review and Behavioral Science Core, Department of Psychiatry

Eric Zhou, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

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Neurology social workers

Several Neurology social workers are available to help you access ongoing services in the community, such as early intervention and special education.

Jennifer Jeffs, MSW

Christine Monterio, MSW
Chris Ryan, LCSW

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