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Meet Our Team

Our Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Program at Boston Children’s Hospital brings together diverse providers who are experts in the care of children with SMA. The program was created in 2004 and is directed by child neurologist Basil Darras, MD.

We have also created a network of other Boston Children’s specialists who are experienced in caring for children with SMA. This collaboration makes it easier for families to find providers in other specialties who are knowledgeable about SMA.

Read more about Basil Darras, MD

Associate Neurologist-in-Chief; Chief, Division of Clinical Neurology; Director, Neuromuscular Center and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Charles Berde, MD, PhD

Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School

Read more about Mary Dubon, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Attending Physician, Sports Medicine Division

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

Read more about Laurie Fishman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Partha Sekhar Ghosh, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Robert J. Graham, MD

Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Anjali Koka, MD

Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Instructor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Horacio M. Padua, MD

Acting Interventional Radiology Division Chief, Department of Radiology; Staff Pediatric Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Navil Sethna, MBchB

Clinical Director, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center; Senior Associate in Pain Medicine and Perioperative Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

Professor of Anaesthesia, 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 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

Read more about Colyn Watkins, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center

Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Nursing Staff

Read more about Kathy Harney, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care, Anesthesia Perioperative and Home Ventilation (CAPE Program)

Read more about Regina Laine, MSN, PNP-BC, CNRN

SMA Program Nurse Coordinator and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Neurology

Read more about Jennifer McCrave, RN, BSN, CNRN

Registered Nurse, Department of Neurology

Read more about Julie Shurtleff, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitoner, Critical Care, Anesthesia Perioperative and Home Ventilation (CAPE Program)

Nutritionist

Read more about Stacey Tarrant, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Physical Therapist

Read more about Courtney Dias, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Read more about Elizabeth Maczek, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Read more about Amy Pasternak, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Respiratory Therapist

Genetics Counselor

Read more about Elicia Estrella, MS, LCGC

Senior Genetic Counselor, Neurogenetics Program