MEDICAL SERVICES

Departments

Programs

Languages

  • English

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • American University of Beirut , 2008 , Riad El Solh , Beirut

Internship

  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital , 2011 , Cleveland , OH

Residency

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2016 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Kim J, Hu C, Moufawad El Achkar C, Black LE, Douville J, Larson A, Pendergast MK, Goldkind SF, Lee EA, Kuniholm A, Soucy A, Vaze J, Belur NR, Fredriksen K, Stojkovska I, Tsytsykova A, Armant M, DiDonato RL, Choi J, Cornelissen L, Pereira LM, Augustine EF, Genetti CA, Dies K, Barton B, Williams L, Goodlett BD, Riley BL, Pasternak A, Berry ER, Pflock KA, Chu S, Reed C, Tyndall K, Agrawal PB, Beggs AH, Grant PE, Urion DK, Snyder RO, Waisbren SE, Poduri A, Park PJ, Patterson A, Biffi A, Mazzulli JR, Bodamer O, Berde CB, Yu TW. Patient-Customized Oligonucleotide Therapy for a Rare Genetic Disease. N Engl J Med. 2019 10 24; 381(17):1644-1652. View abstract
  2. XiangWei W, Kannan V, Xu Y, Kosobucki GJ, Schulien AJ, Kusumoto H, Moufawad El Achkar C, Bhattacharya S, Lesca G, Nguyen S, Helbig KL, Cuisset JM, Fenger CD, Marjanovic D, Schuler E, Wu Y, Bao X, Zhang Y, Dirkx N, Schoonjans AS, Syrbe S, Myers SJ, Poduri A, Aizenman E, Traynelis SF, Lemke JR, Yuan H, Jiang Y. Heterogeneous clinical and functional features of GRIN2D-related developmental and epileptic encephalopathy. Brain. 2019 Oct 01; 142(10):3009-3027. View abstract
  3. Stergachis AB, Pujol-Giménez J, Gyimesi G, Fuster D, Albano G, Troxler M, Picker J, Rosenberg PA, Bergin A, Peters J, El Achkar CM, Harini C, Manzi S, Rotenberg A, Hediger MA, Rodan LH. Recurrent SLC1A2 variants cause epilepsy via a dominant negative mechanism. Ann Neurol. 2019 Jun; 85(6):921-926. View abstract
  4. Olson HE, Jean-Marçais N, Yang E, Heron D, Tatton-Brown K, van der Zwaag PA, Bijlsma EK, Krock BL, Backer E, Kamsteeg EJ, Sinnema M, Reijnders MRF, Bearden D, Begtrup A, Telegrafi A, Lunsing RJ, Burglen L, Lesca G, Cho MT, Smith LA, Sheidley BR, Moufawad El Achkar C, Pearl PL, Poduri A, Skraban CM, Tarpinian J, Nesbitt AI, Fransen van de Putte DE, Ruivenkamp CAL, Rump P, Chatron N, Sabatier I, De Bellescize J, Guibaud L, Sweetser DA, Waxler JL, Wierenga KJ, Donadieu J, Narayanan V, Ramsey KM, Nava C, Rivière JB, Vitobello A, Tran Mau-Them F, Philippe C, Bruel AL, Duffourd Y, Thomas L, Lelieveld SH, Schuurs-Hoeijmakers J, Brunner HG, Keren B, Thevenon J, Faivre L, Thomas G, Thauvin-Robinet C. A Recurrent De Novo PACS2 Heterozygous Missense Variant Causes Neonatal-Onset Developmental Epileptic Encephalopathy, Facial Dysmorphism, and Cerebellar Dysgenesis. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 05 03; 102(5):995-1007. View abstract
  5. El Achkar CM, Olson HE, Poduri A, Pearl PL. The genetics of the epilepsies. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2015 Jul; 15(7):39. View abstract
  6. El Achkar CM, Spence SJ. Clinical characteristics of children and young adults with co-occurring autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Jun; 47:183-90. View abstract