MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Columbia University , 2006 , New York , NY

Medical School

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 2010 , Baltimore , MD

Internship

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital , 2011 , Baltimore , MD

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital , 2012 , Baltimore , MD

Residency

  • Kennedy Kreieger Institute , 2016 , Baltimore , MD

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2017 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

As a pediatric neurologist and physician-scientist, I am passionate about improving the lives of children with neurogenetic and neurodevelopmental disorders. The advent of next-generation sequencing has led to an increasing number of children with a genetic diagnosis. It is my goal to provide comprehensive, neurologically-focused care for these individuals using the principles of precision medicine, while maintaining an active clinical research program to better understand mechanisms of disease and pathways to treatment.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I am a pediatric neurologist at Boston Children's Hospital specializing in neurogenetics.

My research involves studying different genetic causes of neurodevelopmental presentations -- such as autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, and developmental regression -- using the multimodal approach of gene discovery, cognitive/behavioral phenotyping, and biomarker identification. This approach not only pinpoints possible mechanisms of disease but also delineates appropriate targets for therapy in future clinical trials aimed at improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in these disorders.

Most recently, my work has focused on determining neuroimaging correlates of cognition and behavior in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, two developmental synaptopathies associated with a high prevalence of autism and intellectual disability.

At Boston Children's Hospital, I provide care to children in a variety of neurodevelopmental and neurogenetics clinics. I take part in the Developmental Neurogenetics Program, which specializes in the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Within this program, I help see patients in our multidisciplinary Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Clinic and PTEN Clinic, whose goals include optimizing long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes and coordinating specialty care across multiple disciplines. I also evaluate and treat patients in our Cerebral Palsy Diagnostic Program, which strives to diagnose genetic disorders presenting as cerebral palsy.


Dr. Srivastava serves as an expert for the Department of Neurology for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

CERTIFICATIONS

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