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Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari | Education

Graduate School

Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

2013, Heidelberg, Germany

Medical School

Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

2013, Heidelberg, Germany

Internship

Pediatrics

Heidelberg University Hospital

2014, Heidelberg, Germany

Residency

Pediatrics

Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP)

2018, Boston, MA

Residency

Child Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Neurology Program

2021, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Movement Disorders

Boston Children's Hospital

2022, Boston, MA

Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari | Professional History

Dr. Ebrahimi-Fakhari is a board-certified Child Neurologist with special expertise in neurogenetic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders. He serves as the Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

As a physician-scientist dedicated to patient-centered translational research, his goal is to facilitate clinical trial readiness and to develop molecular therapies. His clinical research covers gene discovery and natural history studies. In the lab, his team is developing platforms for high-throughput small molecule and genetic screens in patient-derived neurons to identify therapeutic targets for neurological disorders in children. In his clinical practice, Dr. Ebrahimi-Fakhari cares for children with movement disorders and neurodegenerative disease. He is an advocate for families with rare diseases and serves this community clinically and scientifically.

My most important teachers are my patients and their families. Caring for children with serious neurological diseases taught me humility, compassion, patience and resilience. I take pride in the trust that our patients put in us — they have often come a long way. As a physician-scientist, my goal is to provide compassionate care at the forefront of medicine and science.