Mitochondrial Program Meet our Team

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Irina Anselm, MD, is a child neurologist who has been treating patients with mitochondrial disorders for more than a decade. Her research is focused on the clinical presentation of children with mitochondrial disorders and their response to therapy with different medications and vitamins/supplements. As a member of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society, Anselm is part of a team that is developing standards of practice for this emerging field.

Department: Neurology

 

Lindsay Simmons, CNRN, is a certified neuroscience nurse who is experienced in working with children with mitochondrial disorders.

Department: Neurology

 

Laurel Calderwood, MS, CGC, is a genetic counselor who specializes in mitochondrial disease and neurometabolic disorders.

Department: Neurology

 

Although he is not formally part of our program, we work closely with Gerard Berry, MD, director of the Metabolism Program, as well as specialists from Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology and other departments at Boston Children’s who have experience in treating children with mitochondrial disorders.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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