Child Neurology Residency Training Program
The training at Children’s Hospital is most notable for our clinical exposure to the full breadth of neurology in multiple settings, including primary child neurology inpatient services. Our first hand education from patients is supplemented by a thorough didactic curriculum as well as individualized teaching from attendings at the bedside. One of the highlights of the program, however, is the great camaraderie among the residents and fellows.
Peter Tsai, MD, PhD
Completed Child Neurology training in 2010; currently pursuing a Clinical Neurobehavioral Fellowship with Dr. David Urion and a Research Fellowship with Dr. Mustafa Sahin at CHB, with particular interest in the cerebellum and how cerebellar dysfunction may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders.
Training: University of California - Los Angeles, MD, PhD; Children’s Hospital Boston, Pediatrics Residency
Interests: Cerebellar disorders and the contribution of cerebellar dysfunction to neurodevelopmental disorders.
"Presently, I am working in Mustafa Sahin’s laboratory on projects aimed at understanding the role for the cerebellum in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. My previous research focused on the role for the Erythropoietin Receptor in neuronal development and neuroprotection.
Outside of medicine/science, my life revolves around my family and my two children with a deep enjoyment of food.
Without question, my favorite part of residency was the people—from the always accessible attendings to my stinky/lookalike co-residents."
Ariane Soldatos, MD
Completed Child Neurology training in 2010; currently pursuing a Neuro-infectious Diseases Fellowship at CHB, with particular interest in viral encephalitides and international health.
Training: McGill University, MD, McMaster University, Pediatrics residency, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MS in Tropical Medicine
Interests: "Outside of medicine, I enjoy music, art, traveling, and foreign films."
Jurriaan Peters, MD
Completed Child Neurology training in 2010; currently an Intern in Pediatrics at CHB
Training: Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, MD, Hague Teaching Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands, Adult Neurology Residency. Children’s Hospital Boston, Pediatric Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. Children’s Hospital Boston, Pediatric Neurology Residency
Interests: "I am intrigued by epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, and my research will continue to have its focus on practical, clinical applications of EEG signal processing techniques.
My interests outside of work include field hockey (not only for women where I come from!), music and reading, and I have a little 6-month-old daughter that I wanted to call Linux but we compromised on Lina.
The positive atmosphere in Children’s Hospital Boston is truly unique - the bar is raised high to deliver superior care. The Neurology attendings are accessible and, quite importantly, the residents' considerations are taken seriously. This enables us to have both independence and support during training. Interest and excitement are genuine in this program and inspired me to train here.
When I’m done with 10 years of residency in the Netherlands and USA, I intend to focus on clinically relevant basic signal processing of EEGs and MEG in epilepsy (surgery), tuberous sclerosis & autism, and possibly in neuromonitoring in the ICU."
Kiran Prasad Maski, MD
Former Chief Resident, completed child neurology training in 2009; Assistant Director of the Residency Training Program
Training: University of Wisconsin, BS in Bioethics and Zoology University of Wisconsin Medical School, MD National Institutes of Health, Bioethics Division Predoctoral Fellowship Tufts-New England Medical Center, Pediatric Residency Program
Interests: "Sleep is a newly developing field in child neurology and we are learning its importance in learning, daytime behavior as well as disease morbidity. In my spare time, I enjoy travel, hiking, biking, listening to local music and cooking.
I am constantly amazed by the wide variety of cases we see. It has been a real pleasure to work with such amazing and approachable attendings and great residents. At this program, resident well-being and education are paramount, and it is great to train in such a supportive environment. Not to mention, my resident colleagues have also become great lifelong friends!"
Tomo Tarui, MD
Former Chief Resident, completed child neurology training in 2009; currently a Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Fellow at CHB
Training: Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, MD; Pediatrics, Keio University Hospital, Pediatrics Residency (Japan); Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, Research Fellow (developmental neurobiology focused on neocortical development with Dr. Verne S Caviness); Pediatrics, Infants and Children?s Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, NY, Pediatrics Residency; Neurology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Med School, Pediatric Neurology Residency (Chief Resident)
Interests: "Besides all the aspects of Pediatric Neurology that amuse me, I have a strong interest in Fetal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. My research is currently focused on the fetal MRI analysis of in utero CNS pathology with mentoring by Dr. Omar Khwaja and Dr. Ellen Grant. I would like to have a broad overview of brain injury mechanism in developmental brain from conception to childhood.
Personally, I have been enjoying New England’s seasonal beauty with my family, reading Italian history, arts, coffee brewing and Jazz. Ask me for child entertaining activities and Jazz spots in the Boston area!
I have just graduated one of the most exciting programs here at Children’s. The people are why I enjoyed and learned a lot in this program. These cool people will make your life in Children’s Hospital, and Boston, very fruitful and precious."
Eugenia Ho, MD
Completed child neurology training in 2009; Currently a Stroke Fellow at CHB
Training: University of Pennsylvania , BA in Molecular Biology; Indiana University School of Medicine, MD; Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Residency Program
Interests: "Over the past several years, I have developed an interest in stroke. It is an underrecognized condition in pediatrics and has a lot of potential for research. My outside interests include cello, art history, knitting, and of course, food. When I’m not dining out, I can be found cooking.
One of the main reasons I came to Children’s was that I wanted to be surrounded by people who had a wide variety of academic interests, educational backgrounds, and perspectives. I wanted to become a well-rounded and knowledgeable general neurologist before pursuing a specialty pathway. I have found my fellow colleagues to be immensely supportive and of course, very fun to be around."
Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD
Completed his child neurology training in 2008; currently an attending at CHB
Training: Brown University, BA in Classics; Albert Einstein School of Medicine MD, PhD; Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Pediatric Residency
Interests: "Sleep, sleep disorders, circadian rhythms and neurodevelopment. My prior research was on genetics of sex drive in C. elegans and activity-dependence in mammalian brain. My current research is aimed at understanding the interdependent relationships between sleep dysfunction, circadian rhythms, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and epilepsy.
Prior to starting medical school I studied piano, composition, and conducting in New York and performed professionally. The most important things in my life are my family, music, art, and yoga.
After graduation from residency, I joined the joint program in Sleep Medicine at Beth-Israel Deaconness and Children’s Hospital (under the auspices of the Harvard Sleep Medicine Program) and am pursuing both lab-based and clinical research projects.
My favorite feature of this residency program was, without doubt, the people in the program. My fellow residents were and are colleagues, advisors, and friends."
Jennifer (Jeannie) Markowitz, MD
Completed her Child Neurology training in 2008; currently an attending at CHB
Training: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. Major in Brain and Cognitive Science, Minors in Biology and Music; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD; NIH Clinical Research Training Program Fellow (research on Spinal Muscular Atrophy in the Neurogenetics Branch).
Interests: "Outside of work, I love to read, play the cello, knit, paint, and tell jokes. I love being at Children’s because of the opportunity to work with so many brilliant, yet very accessible, clinicians. I am constantly learning not just from the attendings, but from the other residents in our program."
Erika Fullwood Augustine, MD
Completed child neurology training in 2008; currently an attending at University of Rochester Medical Center
Training: Harvard College, BA in Anthropology; University of Rochester, MD; Children’s Hospital Boston, Pediatrics residency
"The training at Children’s Hospital is most notable for our clinical exposure to the full breadth of neurology in multiple settings, including primary child neurology inpatient services.
Our firsthand education from patients is supplemented by a thorough didactic curriculum as well as individualized teaching from attendings at the bedside. One of the highlights of the program, however, is the great camaraderie among the residents and fellows."