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

Angelman Clinic
Dr. Thibert is pictured with an Angelman patient.

The Angelman Syndrome Program at Mass General 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 Mass General Hospital for Children, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of seizures. To date, over 300 families have been seen in the clinic from around the US as well as Africa, Canada, Europe and South America.

Doctors

  • Ganguli, Kriston A., MD

    617-726-8705

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis)
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Failure to thrive
    • Celiac disease
    • Necrotizing enterocolitis prevention
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
    • Waltham: Mass General Waltham-Pedi GI & Nutrition
  • Keary, Christopher J., MD

    781-860-1700

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Autism and pervasive development disorder (PDD)
    • Child and adolescent psychiatry
    • Adult psychiatry
    • Angelman syndrome
    • Williams syndrome
    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
  • McDougle, Christopher J., MD

    Clinical Interests
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Williams syndrome
    • Angelman syndrome
    • Down syndrome
    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism
  • 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
  • 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
    • Epilepsy, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Epilepsy Program
    • Lexington: Lurie Center for Autism

Other Specialists

Amanda Tourjee

Amanda Tourjee, NP


  • Heidi Pfiefer, RDN
  • Leigh Horne-Mebel, LICSW, BCD, ACSW
  • Kimberly Parkin, BS
  • Amy Falk, MSW, LCSW
  • Julie O’Brien, Family Support Liaison
  • Ellen Roth, Family Support Liaison
  • Amy Morgan, PhD, ABPP
  • Nicole Simon, EdM, LABA, BCBA, Senior Behavioral Consultant, Lurie Center for Autism

News

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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