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Pediatric Neurology

The Pediatric Neurology Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children diagnoses and treats infants, children and adolescents will the full spectrum of neurological conditions.

Contact the Pediatric Neurology Unit at: 617-724-6400


The Pediatric Neurology Unit diagnoses and treats infants, children and adolescents will the full spectrum of neurological conditions. These include:

  • Autism-PDD
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Developmental neurobiology of cerebrum
  • Dystonia, tics and other movement disorders
  • Epilepsy/surgical epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Inheritable metabolic disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Leukodystrophy disorders
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurogenetic disorders
  • Neurological care of premature infants throughout childhood
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Specialized and routine neuroimaging (MRI, MRA, PET)
  • Tuberous Sclerosis

Angelman Syndrome Program

The Angelman Syndrome Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, in partnership with the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, aims to provide comprehensive clinical care to individuals with Angelman syndrome.

Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center is dedicated to caring for children and adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis and related demyelinating disorders such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). 617-726-2664

Tanuja Chitnis, MD, Director
Mark Patrick Gorman, MD
David Rintell, EdD, Psychologist
Ellen O'Donnell PhD, Neuropsychologist
Gretchen Timmel MSc, Educational Liaison
Catherine Becker RN, Nurse

Massachusetts General Hospital Leukodystrophy Center

Leukodystrophies are a heterogeneous group of brain disorders in which brain and sometimes-peripheral nerve myelin is abnormally produced or destroyed. 617-724-6510

Florian Eichler, MD

Pediatric Learning Disorders Unit

The Pediatric Learning Disorders Unit combines Child Neurology and Psychology services to diagnose and manage a broad spectrum of cognitive deficits in children. 617-726-2664

Florence Lai, MD

Neurofibromatosis Clinic

TheNeurofibromatosis Clinicoffers a comprehensive initial evaluation to all children who have been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis. 617-724-7856

Scott Plotkin, MD, PhD
Fawn Leigh, MD

Neurogenetics/Mitochondrial Disorders

The Neurogenetics/Mitochondrial Disorders Unit offers diagnostic evaluation, consultative assistance and management for infants, children and adults with neurodevelopmental/neurometabolic disorders including enzyme replacement therapy. 617-726-5732

Katherine Sims, MD

Neonatal and Infant Neurology

The Neonatal and Infant Neurology Follow-Up Program sees children with a wide variety of neonatal and infant neurological problems, including developmental and neuromuscular problems and seizure disorders of infancy. 617-726-6093

Kalpathy S. Krishnamoorthy, MD

Neuro-Oncology Program

The Neuro-Oncology Program provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach in evaluating and caring for pediatric patients with tumors of the nervous system and neurologic complications caused by cancer. 617-726-2737

Pediatric Neurology Resident Continuity Clinic

This clinic evaluates and treats for all neurological diseases and disorders. 617-726-6093

Attendings: Verne Caviness, MD; David Holtzman, MD
Robin Jones, MD; Kalpathy Krishnamoorthy, MD
Katherine Sims, MD

Meet the Team


  • Research of Ronald Thibert, DO, MsPH - 4/15/2013, Research

    Ronald Thibert, DO, MsPH is a pediatric epileptologist in the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MGHfC and the Lurie Center for Autism, specializing in the treatment of children with difficult to control seizures. He has a special interest in children with autistic spectrum disorders, especially those with Angelman syndrome and duplications of chromosome 15q (Dup15q). He is the director of both the Angelman syndrome clinic and the Dup15q Center at MGHfC and the Lurie Center and the majority of his clinical research focuses on the treatment of seizures in these 2 genetic disorders.

  • Neuroscience Center Innovates, Grows - 4/25/2012, Mass General

    The Neuroscience Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a growing program designed to accelerate research and provide state-of-the-art care for children with neurological disorders.


  • Neurology bicentennial logo

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, 2011 Part I

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, October 13, 2011. Past History of MGH Neurology; Overview of MGH Neurology; Telestroke and Acute Stroke Service; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Pediatric Neurology.


Contact Us

MGHfC Pediatric Neurology

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

Suite 6B32 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-724-6400
  • Fax: 617-724-7860

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

Contact the Pediatric Neurology Unit at: 617-724-6400

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