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Meet the Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center Team

Boston Children’s Hospital has one of the most extensive and collaborative teams of cerebral palsy (CP) specialists in the world. Our team covers all ranges and stages of care to ensure the highest quality of life for every child with CP. Their expertise combines with the breadth and depth of specialties offered throughout Boston Children’s Hospital, so that your child gets the most comprehensive care possible.

 

Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center Staff


Our program includes orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, complex care pediatricians, physical and occupational therapists, orthotists, cast technicians and augmentative communication specialists all working together in one clinic, to provide comprehensive care for your child. You can see many of these specialists in one day—a fact that sets us apart from other cerebral palsy programs. You and your child also have access to a full range of support services, including social work, educational materials and community resources.

 

Medical Co-Directors

Read more about Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD

Associate, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center; Director, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Training Program

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Jay Berry, MD, MPH

Chief, Complex Care Services; Co-director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Benjamin Shore, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center; Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center; Program Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Scellig S. D. Stone, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Neurosurgical Director, Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Program; Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Attendings

Read more about David Coulter, MD

Senior Associate, Department of Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Emily Davidson, MD, MPH

Physician in Pediatrics, Care for Children with Medical Complexity

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about David Fogelman, MD

Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, Orthopedic Center

Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc, FRCPC

Pediatrician, Division of General Pediatrics

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Travis Matheney, MD, MLA

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Michelle Mo, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center

Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Weston Northam, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Neurosurgery

Instructor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Donna Nimec, MD

Physiatrist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopedic Center

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Rebecca Siegel, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Center

Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Harvard Medical School

Read more about Brian Snyder, MD, PhD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Siddharth Srivastava, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Ana Ubeda Tikkanen, MD, PhD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Attending, Orthopedic Center

Instructor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Carley Vuillermin, MBBS, MPH, FRACS

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Colyn Watkins, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center

Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Speech-Language Pathologists

Read more about Elizabeth Rose, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist II, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

Read more about Christina Yu, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Autism Language & Augmentative Communication Programs

Physical and Occupational Therapists

Read more about Rachel Tombeno, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Nurse Practitioners

Read more about Lucia C. Bastianelli, RN, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center

Read more about Kristin Buxton, PNP

Nurse Practitioner, Cerebral Palsy Program, Baclofen Pump Program

Read more about Ann Morgan, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Cerebral Palsy Program, Baclofen Pump Program

Read more about Cynthia Thompson, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Center

Registered Nurses

Read more about Christopher Hopkinson, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse, Orthopedic Center