Roya Kabuki Program | Meet Our Team

Boston Children’s is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where all of our physicians are also faculty. Our clinicians are also involved in research to improve our understanding of Kabuki syndrome and, we hope, discover new treatments. The team speaks multiple languages including English, Italian, German, French and Mandarin. Interpreter services are available for other languages.

Leadership


Olaf Bodamer, MD, PhD, FACMG, FAAPOlaf Bodamer, MD, PhD, FACMG, FAAP
Park Gerald Chair in Genetics and Genomics; Associate Chief of Genetics & Genomics
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Bodamer directs the Kabuki Syndrome Program. He came to Boston Children’s in 2015 and established an active research program in genetics and genomics. He sees patients of all age groups with genetic disorders with a focus on Kabuki syndrome and is active in genetics and genomics research, clinical trials and teaching. His research focuses on the application of multiple “OMICS” (genome, transcriptome, methylome, metabolome, microbiome) to understand disease as well as healthy processes like pregnancy.

Bodamer trained in pediatrics in Germany and at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and in Clinical and Biochemical Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is member of several editorial and scientific advisory boards and patient advocacy groups.

 

Emanuela Gussoni, PhDEmanuela Gussoni, PhD
Assistant in Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Gussoni, co-director of the Kabuki Syndrome Program, has done extensive research in diseased muscle, particularly in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her laboratory, established at Boston Children’s in 2000, focuses on muscle stem cells and the key regulators that drive them to form mature muscle cells, with the goal of developing new therapies for muscular disorders. Dr. Gussoni obtained her PhD from the University of Milan, Italy in Genetics and Molecular Biology and did a fellowship at Stanford University, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, before coming to Boston Children’s. She served as a permanent member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (USA) Scientific Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2017.

 

Tara Daly, MScTara Daly, MSc

Tara is the Program Coordinator of the Kabuki Syndrome Program. Daly graduated with a BA in Health Sciences and MS in Community Health Education from Merrimack College. She has worked on the development of multiple research initiatives revolving around improving health in pediatrics.

Physicians

Anne Fulton

Anne Fulton, MD

Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology; Director, Pediatric Medical Retinal Service Professor, Harvard Medical School
Rachel Grace

Rachael Grace, MD, MMSc

Director, Hematology Clinical Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Marvin Harper

Matthew Harper, DDS

Associate, Department of Dentistry Instructor of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Margaret A. Kenna, MD

Margaret A. Kenna, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement; Director of Clinical Research, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Jenny Kinne

Jessica Kremen, MD

Assistant Medical Director, Behavioral Health Endocrinology, Urology (BE-U) Program; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kerri LaRovere, MD

Kerri LaRovere, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Laura Mansfield, MD

Laura Mansfield, MD

Attending, Department of Cardiology Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Samuel Nurko

Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders; Director, Functional Abdominal Pain Program Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Leah Ratner, MD, MS

Leah Ratner, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Roya Kabuki Program Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
A. Eliot Shearer, MD, PhD

A. Eliot Shearer, MD, PhD

Associate, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Ahmet Uluer MD, DO

Ahmet Uluer, DO

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program; Director, Weitzman Family Bridges Adult Transition Program Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Edward Yang, MD, PhD

Edward Yang, MD, PhD

Attending, Department of Radiology; Neuroradiology MRI Physician Liaison, Department of Radiology Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Christina S. Yee, MD, PhD

Christina Yee, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Immunology Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Physical Therapists

Amy Pasternak, PT, DPT, PCS

Amy Pasternak, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services
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Maria Fragala Pinkham, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Psychologist

Benjamin Goodlett, PhD

Benjamin Goodlett, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Genetics and Genomics Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Genetic Counselor

Asma Rashid, MS, CGC

Asma Rashid, MS, CGC

Licensed Genetic Counselor, Division of Genetics and Genomics