Robert Wolff MD

Robert Wolff, M.D.

Assistant in Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 781-216-2598 Brain Injury Center: 617-355-2490

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"I always strive to listen attentively to my patients and their families."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Autism

Departments

  • Neurology

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Brain Injury Center
  • Headache Program
  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Autism Spectrum Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 781-216-2598 Brain Injury Center: 617-355-2490 or Request an Appointment
Robert Wolff MD

Philosophy of Care 

Neurologists have to be adept at talking a history. Diagnostic accuracy in our field often requires asking the correct questions and making observations. In this regard, I always strive to listen attentively to my patients and their families. Individualizing care is a priority, recognizing that every child and every family has their own unique set of challenges. I encourage my patients and their families to understand as much as they can about their medical condition, so that we work in partnership to optimize care.

I am also very pleased that we have such a wonderfully talented and dedicated group of colleagues here at Boston Children’s Hospital that can be called upon to assist in the care of my patients.

Why I entered medicine

I was a philosophy major in college, but also loved science. I was inspired during medical school to pursue child neurology, and have felt so very fortunate to be in a field that seems to resonate with my interests and personality.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree

Princeton University, 1970

Princeton, NJ

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin, 1972

Milwaukee, WI

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, 1974

Boston, MA

Residency - Pediatrics

Yale Medical Center, 1974

New Haven, CT

Residency - Neurology

Boston University Affiliated Neurology Program Residency, 1976

Boston, MA

Residency - Pediatrics

Massachusetts General Hospital, 1977

Boston, MA

Residency - Pediatric Neurology

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1978

New York, NY

Certifications

  • Child Neurology, Pediatrics

Professional History

I have been practicing clinical pediatric neurology since completing my residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1980. I was previously, for many years, part of a large private practice in the New York City suburb of Westchester County. I feel privileged to have been a member of the neurology staff here at Children’s for now more than eight years.

Publications

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  1. Brownstein CA, Kleiman RJ, Engle EC, Towne MC, D'Angelo EJ, Yu TW, Beggs AH, Picker J, Fogler JM, Carroll D, Schmitt RC, Wolff RR, Shen Y, Lip V, Bilguvar K, Kim A, Tembulkar S, O'Donnell K, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Overlapping 16p13.11 deletion and gain of copies variations associated with childhood onset psychosis include genes with mechanistic implications for autism associated pathways: Two case reports. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 May; 170(5):1165-73.
  2. Olson H, Shen Y, Avallone J, Sheidley BR, Pinsky R, Bergin AM, Berry GT, Duffy FH, Eksioglu Y, Harris DJ, Hisama FM, Ho E, Irons M, Jacobsen CM, James P, Kothare S, Khwaja O, Lipton J, Loddenkemper T, Markowitz J, Maski K, Megerian JT, Neilan E, Raffalli PC, Robbins M, Roberts A, Roe E, Rollins C, Sahin M, Sarco D, Schonwald A, Smith SE, Soul J, Stoler JM, Takeoka M, Tan WH, Torres AR, Tsai P, Urion DK, Weissman L, Wolff R, Wu BL, Miller DT, Poduri A. Copy number variation plays an important role in clinical epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jun; 75(6):943-58.
  3. Ching MS, Shen Y, Tan WH, Jeste SS, Morrow EM, Chen X, Mukaddes NM, Yoo SY, Hanson E, Hundley R, Austin C, Becker RE, Berry GT, Driscoll K, Engle EC, Friedman S, Gusella JF, Hisama FM, Irons MB, Lafiosca T, LeClair E, Miller DT, Neessen M, Picker JD, Rappaport L, Rooney CM, Sarco DP, Stoler JM, Walsh CA, Wolff RR, Zhang T, Nasir RH, Wu BL. Deletions of NRXN1 (neurexin-1) predispose to a wide spectrum of developmental disorders. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2010 Jun 5; 153B(4):937-47.
  4. Shen Y, Dies KA, Holm IA, Bridgemohan C, Sobeih MM, Caronna EB, Miller KJ, Frazier JA, Silverstein I, Picker J, Weissman L, Raffalli P, Jeste S, Demmer LA, Peters HK, Brewster SJ, Kowalczyk SJ, Rosen-Sheidley B, McGowan C, Duda AW, Lincoln SA, Lowe KR, Schonwald A, Robbins M, Hisama F, Wolff R, Becker R, Nasir R, Urion DK, Milunsky JM, Rappaport L, Gusella JF, Walsh CA, Wu BL, Miller DT. Clinical genetic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):e727-35.
  5. Miller DT, Shen Y, Weiss LA, Korn J, Anselm I, Bridgemohan C, Cox GF, Dickinson H, Gentile J, Harris DJ, Hegde V, Hundley R, Khwaja O, Kothare S, Luedke C, Nasir R, Poduri A, Prasad K, Raffalli P, Reinhard A, Smith SE, Sobeih MM, Soul JS, Stoler J, Takeoka M, Tan WH, Thakuria J, Wolff R, Yusupov R, Gusella JF, Daly MJ, Wu BL. Microdeletion/duplication at 15q13.2q13.3 among individuals with features of autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders. J Med Genet. 2009 Apr; 46(4):242-8.
  6. Mandelbaum DE, Hall WW, Paneth N, Wolff RR, DeVivo DC. SSPE, measles virus, and the matrix protein: report of a case with unusual immunochemical findings. Ann Neurol. 1981 Oct; 10(4):351-4.
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