I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and have been living in the U.S. since college. At Wesleyan, I studied neuroscience but also enjoyed taking courses in art history, literature, and religion. After graduating from college, I moved to NYC and worked as a research assistant in the department of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical School. I moved to Boston in 2014 for medical school and got involved with research in Alzheimer's disease as well as integrative medicine. Over the course of medical school, I realized that I love caring for children and I was very moved by their incredible families. I was particularly drawn to complex patients with developmental delays. During 4th year, I completed an away rotation at MGH in pediatric neurology and loved the faculty/residents. In my spare time, I love hosting potlucks, going to art galleries, exploring New England, and trying new restaurants.
I was born and raised in Germany. I received my medical degree from the Medical School of the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. I trained as a pediatric and pediatric neurology resident in Germany before joining Harvard and the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, as a postdoctoral research fellow. I am passionate about movement disorders of childhood and rare neurodegenerative diseases. As a physician and scientist my goal is to work towards treatment for these diseases.
I do have a twin sister (fun fact) and we are both medical doctors! My husband works in biotech and we have a three year old daughter and 3 month old son. If there is ever any time left in the day, you will find me either running along or watching the sun set over the Charles River Esplanade.
I was born in California and went to undergraduate college outside of Boston at Wellesley College. I returned to California for medical school, but yearned to return to Boston for residency at MGH. My interest in pediatrics spurred from both personal and academic experiences. My passion for neurology first developed while conducting research in pediatric epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis for the last decade at MGH. I hope to practice academic pediatric neurology studying and treating refractory epilepsy, particularly that of genetic etiology. Outside of the hospital, I love jazz and playing the saxophone. I also enjoy improv comedy, believing laughter to be the second best medicine.
I love MGH Pediatric Neurology for the supportive, collaborative, passionate environment created by the whole department even in my pediatric years. I have also appreciated my Pediatric Neurology continuity clinic, a spectacularly unique option to all pediatric neurology residents here.
I was born and raised in Chicago, where I stayed for college and medical school. My path to Child Neurology was a serendipitous one that began late in medical school, when I was inspired to do an elective rotation in the subspecialty, in part, because I knew little about it. After spending time with patients affected by their neurologic diseases, I realized I loved working with children and their families, and thoroughly appreciated how the brain was so intimately tied to one’s personhood and identity. Currently, my interests in Child Neurology are broad, and I am excited to be committing to a medical career deepening my knowledge of the neurologic diseases affecting children. Outside of work I enjoy painting, cooking, caring for my houseplants, and going to museums. Although I have missed Chicago’s spectacular architecture, I have also grown to really love Boston’s charming and historical cobblestone streets.
I was born in Cali, Colombia. My parents emigrated to Colombia from Chile. The brain fascinated me since my first year as a medical student. During my pediatric rotations, I realized interacting with children and their families was incredibly rewarding. In Bogotá and then Philadelphia, I enjoyed understanding and developing biostatistical approaches to clinical research. My interests within Child Neurology include music medicine, neurodevelopment, and movement disorders. Outside of work, I enjoy salsa dancing, playing guitar, travelling, and spending time with my wife and our two dogs: Vladimir and Sabina.
I’m from Lexington, MA and went to Amherst College where I studied neuroscience. I worked at MGH for two years before medical school as a research coordinator for the adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) gene therapy trial and program manager for ALD Connect, a patient advocacy organization. Being a part of this incredible research trial and meeting families with ALD from all around the world first sparked my love for pediatric neurology and, inspired my interest in studying rare neurological diseases. Afterwards, I ventured out to the West Coast for medical school at Stanford. During medical school, I worked in Dr. Michelle Monje’s laboratory studying invasion mechanisms of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) through a HHMI fellowship. In my spare time, I love cooking/baking, traveling, rock climbing, and learning Spanish. I’m so excited to be coming back home to Boston as a pediatric neurology resident.
Hailing from Edgemont(Scarsdale), New York, I attended college at Colgate University. There, I obtained degrees in English and Neuroscience and became interested in neuromodulation after working with tDCS during my senior thesis. Following graduation, I accepted a two-year fellowship at the NIMH where I studied the neural substrates underlying learning and memory in Rhesus macaques. I then spent six months in Ecuador and Peru, learning Spanish and working with children with congenital neurological illnesses, before returning to the states and finding employment as a bartender in DC, where I worked for another two years. As a medical student, I served on the board for a free-student health clinic, led the Medical Spanish club, co-founded the Addiction Medicine Interest Group, and played guitar/ bass for a student band. My career interests relate to developmental neurology, understanding the dynamic interactions between the brain and the mind, the clinical potential of neuromodulation, and advancing our academic understanding of and social policy regarding SUDs. Outside of medicine, I love to travel, be outside, stay active, read, write, meditate, and everything about music.
I am from Houston, Texas, and went to undergrad at Wash U in St. Louis, where I majored in Statistics. I came back to Houston to work in an adult behavioral neurology clinic for a year before starting medical school at McGovern. Things I love and look forward to continuing: academic child neurology; Muscular Dystrophy Association camp (I’ve volunteered there for eight summers, hopefully more to come!); clinical research; disability advocacy; and spending time outdoors. I spent many of my childhood vacations in Boston visiting my paternal grandparents, who moved from Ukraine, landed in Boston, and never left—I can’t wait to be near the Charles again!
I am originally from Chatham, New Jersey, and graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Education. After graduation, I remained in the Northeast and worked as are search assistant in the Benoist-Mathis Lab at Harvard Medical School and helped coordinate the Immunological Genome Project. After three years in the lab, I came across town to MGH to work as a scribe with the Department of Urology. I then moved to New York to attend New York Medical College, where I solidified my clinical and research interests in pediatric neurology. In starting residency at MGH I am looking forward to learning from the amazing residents and attendings here while I work on identifying my subspecialty career goals. When not in the hospital, I love to spend time with my dog and partner outside as much as possible, particularly biking, hiking, hammocking, and rock climbing. I am very excited to be coming back to MGH for residency and look forward to exploring all that New England has to offer!