I find that forming a diagnostic and therapeutic alliance with parents can really positively impact the lives of patients and their families.


Medical School

  • Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven , 2002 , Leuven , Belgium


Adult Neurology
  • VU University Medical Center Amsterdam , 2003 , Amsterdam , Netherlands


Adult Neurology
  • Haga Teaching Hospital , 2006 , Houten , Netherlands


Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2007 , Boston , MA


Child Neurology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2010 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , 2011 , Boston , MA


Neuroimaging at Neurology (ABPN Neuroscience Track)
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

It is amazing that science can be applied to humans, so it is less abstract than mathematics or physics. But it is exactly the clinical application of novel technologies and innovations that can drive patient care forward and change the field.

Clinically, I am amazed by how hard work and a sustained effort in care can make a difference, not on a group level, but for individual patients. I believe strongly in “putting up a good fight”, as it often pays off. In that, I find that forming a diagnostic and therapeutic alliance with parents, and if needed with colleagues, can really positively impact the lives of patients and their families.


Jurriaan M. Peters MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and is a pediatric epileptologist with additional expertise in clinical neurophysiology and neuroimaging. He earned his MD at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and his PhD at the University of Utrecht. He did his Child Neurology training and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Throughout his career he has operated on the boundary between clinical care and cutting edge novel technologies. He is the principal epileptologist at the Multidisciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. His research in the Laboratory of Translational Neuroimaging and in the Computational Radiology Laboratory focuses on novel MRI and EEG modeling techniques in the localization of the seizure onset zone in children with medically refractory epilepsy, on how focal lesions give rise to a generalized epileptic encephalopathy; and on early medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy to mitigate detrimental effects on neurodevelopment.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy
  • American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology