Undergraduate Degree

  • Columbia University , 2006 , New York , NY

Medical School

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


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital , 2011 , Baltimore , MD


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital , 2012 , Baltimore , MD


  • Kennedy Kreieger Institute , 2016 , Baltimore , MD


  • 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.


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


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


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  1. Srivastava S, Love-Nichols JA, Dies KA, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Chung WK, Firth HV, Frazier T, Hansen RL, Prock L, Brunner H, Hoang N, Scherer SW, Sahin M, Miller DT. Correction: Meta-analysis and multidisciplinary consensus statement: exome sequencing is a first-tier clinical diagnostic test for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Genet Med. 2020 Jul 29. View abstract
  2. Ballout RA, Dickerson C, Wick MJ, Al-Sweel N, Openshaw AS, Srivastava S, Swanson LC, Bramswig NC, Kuechler A, Hong B, Fleming LR, Curry K, Robertson SP, Andersen EF, El-Hattab AW. Int22h1/Int22h2-mediated Xq28 duplication syndrome: de novo duplications, prenatal diagnoses, and additional phenotypic features. Hum Mutat. 2020 Jul; 41(7):1238-1249. View abstract
  3. Srivastava S, D'Amore A, Cohen JS, Swanson LC, Ricca I, Pini A, Fatemi A, Ebrahimi-Fakhari D, Santorelli FM. Expansion of the genetic landscape of ERLIN2-related disorders. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 04; 7(4):573-578. View abstract
  4. Bassell J, Srivastava S, Prohl AK, Scherrer B, Kapur K, Filip-Dhima R, Berry-Kravis E, Soorya L, Thurm A, Powell CM, Bernstein JA, Buxbaum JD, Kolevzon A, Warfield SK, Sahin M. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Abnormalities in the Uncinate Fasciculus and Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 05; 106:24-31. View abstract
  5. Hijazi H, Coelho FS, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Bernardini L, Mar SS, Manning MA, Hanson-Kahn A, Naidu S, Srivastava S, Lee JA, Jones JR, Friez MJ, Alberico T, Torres B, Fang P, Cheung SW, Song X, Davis-Williams A, Jornlin C, Wight PA, Patyal P, Taube J, Poretti A, Inoue K, Zhang F, Pehlivan D, Carvalho CMB, Hobson GM, Lupski JR. Xq22 deletions and correlation with distinct neurological disease traits in females: Further evidence for a contiguous gene syndrome. Hum Mutat. 2020 01; 41(1):150-168. View abstract
  6. Busch RM, Srivastava S, Hogue O, Frazier TW, Klaas P, Hardan A, Martinez-Agosto JA, Sahin M, Eng C. Neurobehavioral phenotype of autism spectrum disorder associated with germline heterozygous mutations in PTEN. Transl Psychiatry. 2019 10 08; 9(1):253. View abstract
  7. Almuqbil M, Chinsky JM, Srivastava S. Metabolic Strokes in Propionic Acidemia: Transient Hemiplegic Events Without Encephalopathy. Child Neurol Open. 2019; 6:2329048X19873242. View abstract
  8. Kane MS, Zhao J, Muskett J, Diplock A, Srivastava S, Hauser N, Deeken JF, Niederhuber JE, Smith WE, Vilboux T, Ebrahimi-Fakhari D. EPG5 Variants with Modest Functional Impact Result in an Ameliorated and Primarily Neurological Phenotype in a 3.5-Year-Old Patient with Vici Syndrome. Neuropediatrics. 2019 08; 50(4):257-261. View abstract
  9. Srivastava S, Love-Nichols JA, Dies KA, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Chung WK, Firth HV, Frazier T, Hansen RL, Prock L, Brunner H, Hoang N, Scherer SW, Sahin M, Miller DT. Meta-analysis and multidisciplinary consensus statement: exome sequencing is a first-tier clinical diagnostic test for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Genet Med. 2019 11; 21(11):2413-2421. View abstract
  10. Srivastava S, Butala A, Mahida S, Richter J, Mu W, Poretti A, Vernon H, VanGerpen J, Atwal PS, Middlebrooks EH, Zee DS, Naidu S. Expansion of the clinical spectrum associated with AARS2-related disorders. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 08; 179(8):1556-1564. View abstract
  11. Srivastava S, Niranjan T, May MM, Tarpey P, Allen W, Hackett A, Jouk PS, Raymond L, Briault S, Skinner C, Toutain A, Gecz J, Heath W, Stevenson RE, Schwartz CE, Wang T. Dysregulations of sonic hedgehog signaling in MED12-related X-linked intellectual disability disorders. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 04; 7(4):e00569. View abstract
  12. Srivastava S, Scherrer B, Prohl AK, Filip-Dhima R, Kapur K, Kolevzon A, Buxbaum JD, Berry-Kravis E, Soorya L, Thurm A, Powell CM, Bernstein JA, Warfield SK, Sahin M. Volumetric Analysis of the Basal Ganglia and Cerebellar Structures in Patients with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2019 01; 90:37-43. View abstract
  13. Gordon-Lipkin E, Cohen JS, Srivastava S, Soares BP, Levey E, Fatemi A. ST3GAL5-Related Disorders: A Deficiency in Ganglioside Metabolism and a Genetic Cause of Intellectual Disability and Choreoathetosis. J Child Neurol. 2018 11; 33(13):825-831. View abstract
  14. Srivastava S, Prohl AK, Scherrer B, Kapur K, Krueger DA, Warfield SK, Sahin M. Cerebellar volume as an imaging marker of development in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex. Neurology. 2018 04 24; 90(17):e1493-e1500. View abstract
  15. Srivastava S, Desai S, Cohen J, Smith-Hicks C, Barañano K, Fatemi A, Naidu S. Monogenic disorders that mimic the phenotype of Rett syndrome. Neurogenetics. 2018 01; 19(1):41-47. View abstract
  16. de Kovel CGF, Syrbe S, Brilstra EH, Verbeek N, Kerr B, Dubbs H, Bayat A, Desai S, Naidu S, Srivastava S, Cagaylan H, Yis U, Saunders C, Rook M, Plugge S, Muhle H, Afawi Z, Klein KM, Jayaraman V, Rajagopalan R, Goldberg E, Marsh E, Kessler S, Bergqvist C, Conlin LK, Krok BL, Thiffault I, Pendziwiat M, Helbig I, Polster T, Borggraefe I, Lemke JR, van den Boogaardt MJ, Møller RS, Koeleman BPC. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Caused by De Novo Variants in KCNB1 Genotypes and Phenotypes. JAMA Neurol. 2017 10 01; 74(10):1228-1236. View abstract
  17. Theisen BE, Rumyantseva A, Cohen JS, Alcaraz WA, Shinde DN, Tang S, Srivastava S, Pevsner J, Trifunovic A, Fatemi A. Deficiency of WARS2, encoding mitochondrial tryptophanyl tRNA synthetase, causes severe infantile onset leukoencephalopathy. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Sep; 173(9):2505-2510. View abstract
  18. Srivastava S, Sahin M. Autism spectrum disorder and epileptic encephalopathy: common causes, many questions. J Neurodev Disord. 2017; 9:23. View abstract
  19. Srivastava S, Gubbels CS, Dies K, Fulton A, Yu T, Sahin M. Increased Survival and Partly Preserved Cognition in a Patient With ACO2-Related Disease Secondary to a Novel Variant. J Child Neurol. 2017 08; 32(9):840-845. View abstract
  20. Crosson J, Srivastava S, Bibat GM, Gupta S, Kantipuly A, Smith-Hicks C, Myers SM, Sanyal A, Yenokyan G, Brenner J, Naidu SR. Evaluation of QTc in Rett syndrome: Correlation with age, severity, and genotype. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun; 173(6):1495-1501. View abstract
  21. Grados MA, Alvi MH, Srivastava S. Behavioral and psychiatric manifestations in Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2017 Mar; 30(2):92-96. View abstract
  22. Kline AD, Krantz ID, Deardorff MA, Shirahige K, Dorsett D, Gerton JL, Wu M, Mehta D, Mills JA, Carrico CS, Noon S, Herrera PS, Horsfield JA, Bettale C, Morgan J, Huisman SA, Moss J, McCleery J, Grados M, Hansen BD, Srivastava S, Taylor-Snell E, Kerr LM, Katz O, Calof AL, Musio A, Egense A, Haaland RE. Cornelia de Lange syndrome and molecular implications of the cohesin complex: Abstracts from the 7th biennial scientific and educational symposium 2016. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 May; 173(5):1172-1185. View abstract
  23. Srivastava S, Naidu S. Epileptic Encephalopathy Due to BRAT1 Pathogenic Variants. Pediatr Neurol Briefs. 2016 Dec; 30(12):45. View abstract
  24. Cohen JS, Srivastava S, Farwell Hagman KD, Shinde DN, Huether R, Darcy D, Wallerstein R, Houge G, Berland S, Monaghan KG, Poretti A, Wilson AL, Chung WK, Fatemi A. Further evidence that de novo missense and truncating variants in ZBTB18 cause intellectual disability with variable features. Clin Genet. 2017 May; 91(5):697-707. View abstract
  25. Kevelam SH, Steenweg ME, Srivastava S, Helman G, Naidu S, Schiffmann R, Blaser S, Vanderver A, Wolf NI, van der Knaap MS. Update on Leukodystrophies: A Historical Perspective and Adapted Definition. Neuropediatrics. 2016 Dec; 47(6):349-354. View abstract
  26. Srivastava S, Olson HE, Cohen JS, Gubbels CS, Lincoln S, Davis BT, Shahmirzadi L, Gupta S, Picker J, Yu TW, Miller DT, Soul JS, Poretti A, Naidu S. BRAT1 mutations present with a spectrum of clinical severity. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 09; 170(9):2265-73. View abstract
  27. Singh J, Sharma BC, Maharshi S, Puri V, Srivastava S. Spectral electroencephalogram in liver cirrhosis with minimal hepatic encephalopathy before and after lactulose therapy. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun; 31(6):1203-9. View abstract
  28. Srivastava S, Engels H, Schanze I, Cremer K, Wieland T, Menzel M, Schubach M, Biskup S, Kreiß M, Endele S, Strom TM, Wieczorek D, Zenker M, Gupta S, Cohen J, Zink AM, Naidu S. Loss-of-function variants in HIVEP2 are a cause of intellectual disability. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Apr; 24(4):556-61. View abstract
  29. Kline AD, Calof AL, Lander AD, Gerton JL, Krantz ID, Dorsett D, Deardorff MA, Blagowidow N, Yokomori K, Shirahige K, Santos R, Woodman J, Megee PC, O'Connor JT, Egense A, Noon S, Belote M, Goodban MT, Hansen BD, Timmons JG, Musio A, Ishman SL, Bryan Y, Wu Y, Bettini LR, Mehta D, Zakari M, Mills JA, Srivastava S, Haaland RE. Clinical, developmental and molecular update on Cornelia de Lange syndrome and the cohesin complex: abstracts from the 2014 Scientific and Educational Symposium. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Jun; 167(6):1179-92. View abstract
  30. Cohen JS, Srivastava S, Farwell KD, Lu HM, Zeng W, Lu H, Chao EC, Fatemi A. ELP2 is a novel gene implicated in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Jun; 167(6):1391-5. View abstract
  31. Grados M, Sung HM, Kim S, Srivastava S. Genetic findings in obsessive-compulsive disorder connect to brain-derived neutrophic factor and mammalian target of rapamycin pathways: implications for drug development. Drug Dev Res. 2014 Sep; 75(6):372-83. View abstract
  32. Srivastava S, Cohen JS, Vernon H, Barañano K, McClellan R, Jamal L, Naidu S, Fatemi A. Clinical whole exome sequencing in child neurology practice. Ann Neurol. 2014 Oct; 76(4):473-83. View abstract
  33. Srivastava S, Cohen J, Pevsner J, Aradhya S, McKnight D, Butler E, Johnston M, Fatemi A. A novel variant in GABRB2 associated with intellectual disability and epilepsy. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Nov; 164A(11):2914-21. View abstract
  34. Gipson TT, Gerner G, Srivastava S, Poretti A, Vaurio R, Hartman A, Johnston MV. Early neurodevelopmental screening in tuberous sclerosis complex: a potential window of opportunity. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Sep; 51(3):398-402. View abstract
  35. Srivastava S, Landy-Schmitt C, Clark B, Kline AD, Specht M, Grados MA. Autism traits in children and adolescents with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Jun; 164A(6):1400-10. View abstract