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






Shenandoah Robinson, MD, FAAP, FACS
Director, Functional Neurosurgery







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







Staff

Emily Ares, LICSW

Emily Ares, LICSW

Social Worker

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Alycia Berg

Alycia Berg, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Department: Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

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Kristin Buxton

Kristin Buxton, RN, MSN, cPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Baclofen Pump Program

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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Emily Jean  Davidson

Emily Davidson, MD, MPH

Assistant in Medicine, Complex Care Services

Department: General Pediatrics

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Ann Morgan

Ann Morgan

Nurse Practitioner, Baclofen Pump Program

Department: Orthopedic Center

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David Coulter

David Coulter, MD

Senior Associate in Neurology

Department: Neurology

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Jennifer Hanowell DO

Jennifer C. Hanowell, DO

Assistant in Neurology

Department: Neurology

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Jeff Waugh, MD, PhD

Assistant in Neurology, Movement Disorders

Department: Neurology

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Gregory Melkonian

Gregory Melkonian, DVM, MD

Orthopedist

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Donna Nimec

Donna Nimec, MD

Physiatrist/ Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Mary Katherine Nutini MD

Marykay Nutini, DO

Physiatrist/ Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Department: Orthopedic Center

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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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Susan Quinn

Susan Quinn, MD

Physiatrist/ Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Rachel Tombeno, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Seymour Zimbler

Seymour Zimbler, MD

Orthopedist

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Travis Matheney

Travis Matheney, MD, MLA

Orthopedic Surgeon

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Erin Patisteas, NP

Erin Patisteas, NP

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Department: Orthopedic Center

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Cynthia Thompson

Cynthia Thompson, FNP

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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Paula Desisto

Paula DeSisto-McElhiney, RN, BSN, CPN

Orthopedic Nurse

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

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Rebecca Therriault CCC

Rebecca McCarthy, CCC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Department: Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

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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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