Neurogenetics Program Meet our Team

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Contact the Neurogenetics Program

  • 1-617-355-6388
  • International: +1-617-355-5209

Boston Children's pediatric neurogeneticists

Our pediatric neurogeneticists are neurologists with specialized training and expertise in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric genetic disorders that affect the brain. The include:

Irina Anselm, MD
Specialties: Mitochondrial disease, neurometabolic disorders, leukodystrophy

Nicole Baumer, MD
Specialty: Down syndrome

Basil Darras, MD
Specialties: Neuromuscular disorders, Spinal muscular atrophy, ataxias

Elizabeth Engle, MD
Specialty: Genetic eye movement disorders 

Walter Kaufmann, MD
Specialties: Rett syndrome, Fragile X, Angelman syndrome

Heather Olson, MD
Specialties: Genetic epilepsies, CDKL5

Annapurna Poduri, MD (Director)
Specialties: Genetic epilepsies, brain malformations

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD
Specialties: Tuberous sclerosis complex, neurocutaneous disorders, brain malformations

Nicole Ullrich, MD
Specialty: Neurofibromatosis

Boston Children's genetic counselors:

Kira Dies, ScM, CGC
Specialties: Tuberous sclerosis complex, autism spectrum disorders

Elicia Estrella, MS, CGC
Specialty: Muscular dystrophy

Beth Rosen Sheidley, MS, CGC
Specialties: Genetic epilepsies, autism spectrum disorders

Lacey Smith, MS, CGC
Specialties: Genetic epilepsies, autism spectrum disorders

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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