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

Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD

Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center; Assistant Program Director, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Lauren Glader

Laurie Glader, MD

Associate in Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics; Director, Complex Care Service Outpatient Program; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Benjamin Shore, BSc, MD, FRCSC

Benjamin J. Shore, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Scellig Stone, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Scellig S. D. Stone, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Neurosurgical Director, Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Program; Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Attendings

David Coulter

David Coulter, MD

Senior Associate, Department of 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 J. Fogelman, MD

David Fogelman, MD

Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, Orthopedic Center Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Jennifer C. Hanowell, DO

Jennifer C. Hanowell, DO

Assistant, Department of Neurology Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc, FRCPC

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc, FRCPC

Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Travis Matheney

Travis Matheney, MD, MLA

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

Ann Morgan, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Pediatrics
Donna Nimec

Donna Nimec, MD

Physiatrist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopedic Center Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Siddharth Srivastava, MD

Siddharth Srivastava, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Carly Vuillermin

Carley Vuillermin , MBBS, MPH, FRACS

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
 Colyn Watkins, MD

Colyn Watkins, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Speech-Language Pathologists

Alycia Berg

Alycia Berg, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicatin Enhancement
 Rebecca McCarthy, CCC

Rebecca McCarthy, CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Physical and Occupational Therapists

Annette Correia, OT

Annette Correia, OT, BCP

Occupational Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Rachel Tombeno, PT, DPT

Rachel Tombeno, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Nurse Practitioners

Kimberly Banigan, MSN, RN, CPNP

Kimberly Banigan, MSN, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Complex Care Services
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Lucia C. Bastianelli, RN, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cerebral Palsy Center
Kristin Buxton

Kristin Buxton, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cerebral Palsy Program
 Erin Patisteas, NP

Erin Patisteas, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Center
Cynthia Thompson

Cynthia Thompson, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Center

Registered Nurses

Paula Desisto

Paula DeSisto-McElhiney, RN, BSN, CPN

Registered Nurse, Orthopedic Center
Christopher Hopkinson

Christopher Hopkinson, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse, Orthopedic Center