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Caitlin Rollins | Medical Services

Departments

Caitlin Rollins | Education

Undergraduate School

Harvard University

2002, Cambridge, MA

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2007, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2009, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatric Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital

2012, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Behavioral Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital

2014, Boston, MA

Caitlin Rollins | Professional History

I am a neurologist focusing on understanding neurological outcomes in congenital heart disease. Through my clinical care, I am uniquely situated to allow my patient experiences to inform our research. At the same time, I am able to provide families with information about the latest research advances in the field. By intertwining clinical care and research, I strive to bring a richer perspective to both research and to my patients and their families.

My clinical work is as a neurologist with the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Neurology Program. Here I treat conditions such as developmental delay, motor concerns, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. I also see patients in the neurology consultation service.

My research lies at the intersection of neurology and cardiology, aiming to illuminate the neurobiological underpinnings of neurodevelopmental impairment in congenital heart disease.

Currently, I am the Principal Investigator of a fetal MRI study that investigates fetal brain measurements in congenital heart disease to determine whether in utero markers of abnormal brain development can be identified. The ultimate goal of the study is to establish neurobiological targets for fetal neuroprotective intervention and identify those patients most likely to benefit from such therapy.

Caitlin Rollins | Publications

As the child of a clinical psychologist and scientist, I have always been interested in linking human experience with underlying biology. As part of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program, I have the wonderful privilege of being able to work with children and their families over many years. The greatest joy of my practice is being able to support families as their infants grow into childhood and beyond.

My focus is to be a compassionate physician who is continually bringing the latest in clinical research on cardioneurology to the precious children entrusted to us.