Phillip L. Pearl, M.D. is Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pearl, originally from Baltimore, attended Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory of Music and University of Maryland School of Medicine. He took his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was Division Chief of Neurology at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Music at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he spent 23 years from 1990-2013, until relocating to Boston in January 2014. His major research interest is inherited metabolic epilepsies with specific focus on disorders of GABA metabolism, particularly succinic Semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH) deficiency. Dr. Pearl just recently completed his 2-year term as President of the Professors of Child Neurology and 6-year term on the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. Dr. Pearl was elected Councillor to the Child Neurology Society for 2015-2017.