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Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

The Carol and James Herscot Center for Children and Adults with tuberous sclerosis complex at Massachusetts General Hospital delivers specialized care for a growing population of individuals suffering from TSC.

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The Coordinated Care That TSC Individuals Need

The Carol and James Herscot Center for Children and Adults with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital was created in 2005 for the express purpose of delivering specialized care for a growing population of individuals suffering from TSC.

Diagnosis and care for each person seen at the Center follows a personalized clinical monitoring plan based on age and previous medical history. Such plans ensure that everyone receives the specific combination of medical, psychological and social services they require. Individuals with TSC have ready access to neurologists, psychiatrists, dermatologists, cardiologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, nutritionists, pulmonary and renal specialists, who are all experts in the specific manifestations of TSC, as well as social workers and genetic counselors, to provide support for the unique personal, family and work issues affecting each individual with TSC.

The Leadership of Elizabeth Thiele, MD

Elizabeth Thiele, MD, a neurologist and epileptologist, is director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Service at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and one of our nation's foremost TSC experts. As the director of the Herscot Center, Dr. Thiele brings the benefit of her vast experience caring for and improving quality of life for hundreds of individuals living with TSC and their families, as well as a longstanding commitment to the research and education critical to the improvement of care and treatment of TSC.

For more information, please visit The Carol and James Herscot Center for Children and Adults with TSC at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Jacob's Story

At six months old, Jacob began to experience infantile spasms — a form a seizure common in babies with tuberous sclerosis complex. Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, worked with Jacob’s mother, Tatiana, to help her identify and treat the spasms

MGHfC Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
55 Fruit Street
Suite 6B
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-0241
Fax: 617-726-0230

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

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.

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