As a neurologist, it is a wonderful privilege to help heal what is injured while marveling at what is thriving.




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Medical School

  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , 2002 , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil


  • Jackson Memorial Hospital , 2010 , Miami , FL


  • Instituto de Puericultura e Pediatria Martagao Gesteira , 2005 , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil


Pediatric Neurology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2013 , Boston , MA


Adult Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital , 2016 , Boston , MA


Movement Disorders
  • Boston Children's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

As a child, my visits to the doctor were always embodied by a soothing feeling that lasted for days. I grew with the ideal that one day I would stand in the provider place, empowering myself to grant others likewise comfort and peacefulness.

When I became a doctor, it was clear that studying the brain is like opening a window into a person’s soul. As a neurologist, it is a wonderful privilege to help heal what is injured while marveling at what is thriving.


I have undergone full training in general adult and pediatric neurology; with additional specialized training in movement disorders. In addition, I have been involved in medical education, earning awards such as the teaching resident of the year and currently participating in a funded research project by the American Academy of Neurology.

As part of my unique training background, I am in a singular position to address the needs of children and adults with complex neurological disorders, in particular movement disorders. I hope to develop a solid clinical research program for patients with pediatric movement disorders and improve the quality of care of all patients with neurological issues as they transition into adulthood.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology


  1. Forteza A, Echeverria Y, Haussen DC, Gutierrez J, Wiley E, De Gusmao C. Cerebral vasomotor reactivity monitoring in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2010 Jan;2010. PMCID: PMC3047380.
  2. De Gusmao C, Wallace DM, Ortega M. Status epilepticus associated with dalfampridine in a patient with multiple sclerosis. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jan;24(4):E47–8.
  3. De Gusmao CM, Maski KP, Urion DK. Clinical reasoning: a 14-year-boy with spells of somnolence and cognitive changes. Neurology. 2014 Apr 22;82(16):e142–6.
  4. De Gusmao CM, Guerriero RM, Bernson-Leung ME, Pier D, Ibeziako PI, Bujoreanu S, Maski KP, Urion DK, Waugh JL. Functional neurological symptom disorders in a pediatric emergency room: diagnostic accuracy, features and outcome. Ped Neurol 2014;51:233-238.
  5. Guerriero RM, Pier DB, De Gusmao CM, Bernson-Leung ME, Maski KP, Urion KP, Waugh JL. Increased Pediatric Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders after the Boston Marathon bombings: A case series. Ped Neurol 2014 Nov, 5(51): 619-23.
  6. De Gusmao CM, Berkowitz AL, Hung AY, Westover MB. Cerebrospinal fluid shunt-induced chorea: case report and literature review on shunt-related movement disorders. Pract Neurol 2015 Feb (1):42-4.
  7. De Gusmao C, Kok F, Casella EB, Waugh JL. Benign Hereditary Chorea related to NKX 2-1 with ataxia and dystonia. Neurol Genet 2016 Feb;2(1):e40. Published Online Dec 23, 2015.
  8. De Gusmao C, Dy M, Sharma N. ATP1A3 mutations , Dystonia-Parkinsonism and Ataxia. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice 2016 Vol 3. Issue 4.
  9. Brown LA, Camfield P, Capers M, Cascino G, Cicarelli M., De Gusmao CM, et al. Neurologist’s Role in Supporting Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood: A consensus statement. Neurology 2016;87:835-840.
  10. De Gusmao CM, Fuchs T, Moses A, Multhaupt-Buell T, Song P, Ozelius LJ, Franco RA, Sharma N. Dystonia-causing mutations as a contribution to the etiology of Spasmodic Dysphonia. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Oct;155(4):624-8.
  11. Levin SN, De Gusmao CM, Etherton MR, Will Rondeau M, Meredith DM, Folkerth RD, Klein JP, Nadeem O, Castillo JJ. "All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood:" central nervous system complication of Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Am J Hematol. 2016 Oct;91(10):1057-60.
  12. De Gusmao CM. “Stroke in a young man: it gets under your skin.” J Clin Neurosc 2017 Apr; 30:55,126.
  13. De Gusmao CM, Pollak LE, Sharma N. “Neuropsychological and psychiatric outcome of GPi-deep brain stimulation in dystonia.” Brain Stimulation. 2017 Sep – Oct; 10(5): 994-996.
  14. Tilton A., De Gusmao CM. “Transition to adult care”. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2018 Feb;24 (1, Child Neurology):276-28.
  15. De Gusmao CM, Waugh JL. “Inherited and acquired choreas”. Sem Ped Neurol  2018 Apr; 25:42-53.