Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Program | Meet our Team

Our Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Program at Boston Children’s Hospital brings together diverse providers who are experts in the care of children with SMA. The program is directed by child neurologist Basil Darras, MD.

We have also created a network of other Boston Children’s specialists who are experienced in caring for children with SMA. This collaboration makes it easier for families to find providers in other specialties who are knowledgeable about SMA.

Basil Darras

Basil Darras, MD

Associate Neurologist-in-Chief; Chief, Division of Clinical Neurology; Director, Neuromuscular Center and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
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Amy Pasternak, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapist III,
Robert Graham

Robert Graham, MD

Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Stacey Tarrant, RD, LDN

Stacey Tarrant, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist,
Virginia Kharasch

Virginia Kharasch, MD

Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Lauren Glader

Laurie Glader, MD

Associate in Medicine; Director, Complex Care Service Outpatient Program; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Laurie Fishman, MD

Laurie Fishman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Navil Sethna

Navil Sethna, MBchB

Clinical Director, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center; Senior Associate, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Medicine ; Senior Associate, Perioperative Anesthesia, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Charles Berde

Charles Berde, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine; Sara Page Mayo Chair, Pediatric Pain Medicine; Director, Pain Treatment Services, Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School
Craig Lillehei

Craig Lillehei, MD

Senior Associate, Department of Surgery; Transplant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Christine Tardiff, MSW, LICSW

Christine Tardiff, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Department of Neurology,
Partha Sekhar Ghosh, MD

Partha Sekhar Ghosh, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School