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Meet Our Team

Our Rett Syndrome Program brings together a team of professionals from all over Boston Children’s Hospital who have expertise in working with patients with Rett syndrome. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your child and to helping her reach her full potential.

Clinic and Research Leadership

Read more about David Lieberman, MD, PhD

Assistant, Department of Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD

Managing Director, Rosamund Stone Zander Translational Neuroscience Center; Director, Translational Research Program

Rosamund Stone Zander Chair Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about David K. Urion, MD, FAAN

Associate, Department of Neurology; Charles F. Barlow Chair in Neurology; Director, Education; Associate Director, Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Training Programs; Director, Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs; Co-Cha

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Clinic Staff

Read more about Lindsay C. Swanson, MS, CGC

Licensed Genetic Counselor & Clinical Research Manager, Department of Neurology

Affiliated Physicians

Read more about Richard Antonelli, MD, MS

Medical Director, Integrated Care

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Mark Alexander, MD

Co-Director, Exercise Physiology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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 Lois O. Condie, PhD

Neuropsychologist, Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, 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 Chellamani Harini, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Bridget Hron, MD, MMSc

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Associate Director, Center for Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Umakanth Katwa, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Medicine; Director, Sleep Laboratories; Director; Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Program

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Kiran Maski, MD, MPH

Director, Sleep Clinic, Department of Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Christelle Moufawad El Achkar, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology

Instructor of Neurology, 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 Andrea Pettinato, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Jonathan Picker, MD, PhD

Director, Fragile X Program; Director, Pharmacogenomic Service; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Genetics and Genomics

Assistant 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

Research Staff

Read more about Grace Bazin, RN

Research Nurse, Rett Syndrome Program

Read more about Claire MacKay, BA

Research Coordinator, Rett Syndrome Program

Read more about Michelle Coughlin, MPH

Research Coordinator, Rett Syndrome and Fragile X Programs

Therapists and Resource Coordinators

Read more about Christine Monterio, MSW

Clinical Social Worker, Department of Neurology

Education Specialists

Read more about Amy Raeder, MEd

Patient & Family Educator, Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention and Advocacy Collaborative (BACPAC)

Read more about Catherine Petty, MA, MEd, LMHC

Special Education Consultant, Department of Neurology