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.

To schedule an appointment: 617-726-6540

Visit the Lurie Center for Autism website

Overview

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. With the ultimate goal of improving quality of life for individuals with Angelman syndrome, the clinic provides “one-stop-shopping” access to a wide range of specialists who work together to evaluate and treat the most common problems encountered in Angelman syndrome.

The clinic includes specialists in epilepsy, sleep, gastroenterology and nutrition, neuropsychology, psychiatry and genetics. 

The program offers a full range of diagnostic tests including inpatient electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring, as well as a broad range of treatment options including dietary therapy and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS).

The program also provides family support including guidance through transitions at age 18 and 22 and, if necessary, residential placement upon reaching adulthood. Other subspecialty referrals can be made to providers in adult medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and in the community as needed.

Between 2006 and the formal clinic opening in 2012, over 70 individuals with Angelman syndrome were seen at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of seizures. To date, over 150 families have been seen in the clinic from around the US as well as Canada, Europe and South America.

Doctors

  • Morgan, Amy Kathryn, PhD

    617-724-9615

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric stroke
    • Pediatric Leukodystrophies
    • Pediatric Metabolic/Genetic Disorders
    • Learning disabilities
    • Neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Pediatric epilepsy
    Locations
    • Boston: Psychology Assessment Center
  • Palumbo, Michelle L., MD

    781-860-1700

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Neurogenetic Syndromes
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
  • Sassower, Kenneth Clayton, MD

    617-724-7426

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Epilepsy
    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Sleep Disorders Medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Neurology Associates
    • Boston: Pediatric Sleep Lab
  • Thibert, Ronald L., DO

    617-726-6540

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Epilepsy
    • Angelman syndrome
    • Chromosome 15 duplications
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Pitt Hopkins syndrome
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Epilepsy Program
    • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
  • Thiele, Elizabeth Anne, MD, PhD

    617-726-6540

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Ketogenic diet
    • Tuberous sclerosis complex
    • Pediatric epilepsy
    Board Certifications
    • Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Other Providers

  • Heidi Pfeifer
  • Janette Lawrence
  • Leigh Horne-Mebel
  • Amanda Heater, RN
  • Patricia Bruno, RN

News

  • 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.

Contact

Contact Us

Angelman Syndrome Clinic

175 Cambridge Street, suite 340 Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-6540
  • Fax: 617-726-0230

Clinic visits on Mondays and Fridays take place at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, suite 6B.

To schedule an appointment: 617-726-6540

Visit the Lurie Center for Autism website

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