Basil T. Darras, MD, is Chief of Boston Children’s Division of Clinical Neurology, Associate Neurologist-in-Chief, and Director of the Neuromuscular Program and Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic. He is Harvard Medical School’s Joseph J. Volpe Professor of Neurology. A pediatric neurologist with advanced training and certification in human genetics and neuromuscular medicine, his primary research focus is in the field of pediatric neuromuscular disorders. Major publications have focused on the molecular genetics, diagnostics, and therapeutics of Duchenne (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and other disorders, and on defining the indications for new diagnostic methodologies in the evaluation of children with pediatric neuromuscular diseases. His clinical focus is the care of children with neuromuscular diseases originating from inherited or acquired conditions of the motor unit. He is Principal Investigator of the Boston Children’s sites of NeuroNEXT (funded by NIH/NINDS) and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy PNCR Consortium (funded by the SMA Foundation). He has published over 130 original reports in peer-reviewed journals and over 75 chapters, reviews and editorials, and is Editor-in-Chief for the second edition of Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence: A Clinician’s Approach, published by Elsevier in 2015.