Christopher Elitt MD

Christopher M. Elitt, MD, PhD

Assistant in Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-8994
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Medical Services


  • Fetal Neurology
  • Fetal-Neonatal Neurology
  • Neurology


  • Neurology


  • English


  • Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Program
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Experience and Education



Brown University, 2000

Providence, RI

Graduate School - Ph.D. in Neuroscience

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006

Pittsburgh, PA

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA

Residency - Pediatrics

Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital & Boston Medical Center, 2010

Boston, MA

Residency - Child Neurology

Boston Children’s Hospital, 2013

Boston, MA

Fellowship - Fetal-Neonatal Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2015

Boston, MA



Pathogenesis of perinatal brain injury, Mechanisms of developing oligodendrocyte injury in premature infants


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  1. Elitt CM, Rosenberg PA. The challenge of understanding cerebral white matter injury in the premature infant. Neuroscience. 2014 Sep 12; 276:216-38.
  2. Wang S, Elitt CM, Malin SA, Albers KM. Effects of the neurotrophic factor artemin on sensory afferent development and sensitivity. Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2008 Oct 25; 60(5):565-70.
  3. Elitt CM, Malin SA, Koerber HR, Davis BM, Albers KM. Overexpression of artemin in the tongue increases expression of TRPV1 and TRPA1 in trigeminal afferents and causes oral sensitivity to capsaicin and mustard oil. Brain Res. 2008 Sep 16; 1230:80-90.
  4. Elitt CM, McIlwrath SL, Lawson JJ, Malin SA, Molliver DC, Cornuet PK, Koerber HR, Davis BM, Albers KM. Artemin overexpression in skin enhances expression of TRPV1 and TRPA1 in cutaneous sensory neurons and leads to behavioral sensitivity to heat and cold. J Neurosci. 2006 Aug 16; 26(33):8578-87.
  5. Elitt CM, Sadowska GB, Stopa EG, Pinar H, Petersson KH, Stonestreet BS. Effects of antenatal steroids on ischemic brain injury in near-term ovine fetuses. Early Hum Dev. 2003 Aug; 73(1-2):1-15.
  6. Stonestreet BS, Elitt CM, Markowitz J, Petersson KH, Sadowska GB. Effects of antenatal corticosteroids on regional brain and non-neural tissue water content in the ovine fetus. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 2003 Feb; 10(2):59-66.
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