I always strive to listen attentively to my patients and their families.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Princeton University , 1978 , Princeton , NJ

Medical School

  • Medical College of Wisconsin , 1972 , Milwaukee , WI

Medical School

  • Boston University School of Medicine , 1974 , Boston , MA

Residency

Pediatrics
  • Yale Medical Center , 1974 , New Haven , CT

Residency

Neurology
  • Boston University Affiliated Neurology Program Residency , 1976 , Boston , MA

Residency

Pediatrics
  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 1977 , Boston , MA

Residency

Pediatric Neurology
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center , 1978 , New York , NY

Philosophy of Care

Neurologists have to be adept at talking a history. Diagnostic accuracy in our field often requires asking the correct questions and making observations. In this regard, I always strive to listen attentively to my patients and their families. Individualizing care is a priority, recognizing that every child and every family has their own unique set of challenges. I encourage my patients and their families to understand as much as they can about their medical condition, so that we work in partnership to optimize care.

I am also very pleased that we have such a wonderfully talented and dedicated group of colleagues here at Boston Children’s Hospital that can be called upon to assist in the care of my patients.

I was a philosophy major in college, but also loved science. I was inspired during medical school to pursue child neurology, and have felt so very fortunate to be in a field that seems to resonate with my interests and personality.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I have been practicing clinical pediatric neurology since completing my residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1980. I was previously, for many years, part of a large private practice in the New York City suburb of Westchester County. I feel privileged to have been a member of the neurology staff here at Children’s for now more than eight years.

CERTIFICATIONS

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

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Overlapping 16p13.11 deletion and gain of copies variations associated with childhood onset psychosis include genes with mechanistic implications for autism associated pathways: Two case reports. . 2016 May; 170A(5):1165-73. View abstract
  2. Copy number variation plays an important role in clinical epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jun; 75(6):943-58. View abstract
  3. Deletions of NRXN1 (neurexin-1) predispose to a wide spectrum of developmental disorders. . 2010 Jun 05; 153B(4):937-47. View abstract
  4. Clinical genetic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):e727-35. View abstract
  5. Microdeletion/duplication at 15q13.2q13.3 among individuals with features of autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders. J Med Genet. 2009 Apr; 46(4):242-8. View abstract
  6. SSPE, measles virus, and the matrix protein: report of a case with unusual immunochemical findings. Ann Neurol. 1981 Oct; 10(4):351-4. View abstract