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Meet Our Team

At the Boston Children’s Epilepsy Center, you have access to an entire care team dedicated to providing ongoing care and support to your child and your family. Each team member plays an important role in your child’s care.


Read more about Phillip Pearl, MD

Director, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Joseph Madsen, MD

Director, Epilepsy Surgery; Associate, Department of Neurosurgery

Professor, Harvard Medical School


Ann Marie Bergin, MB, ScM, MRCP (UK)

Jeffrey Bolton, MD

P. Ellen Grant, MD

Chellamani Harini, MD

Mark Libenson, MD

Tobias Loddenkemper, MD

Joseph Madsen, MD

Christelle Moufawad El Achkar, MD

Heather Olson, MD

Archana A. Patel, MD, MPH

Jurriaan M. Peters, MD

Annapurna Poduri, MPH, MD

Sanjay Prabhu, MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH, FRCR

Alexander Rotenberg, MD, PhD

Arnold Sansevere, MD

Scellig Stone, MD, PhD

Coral Stredny, MD

Robert C. Stowe, MD

Masanori Takeoka, MD

Melissa Tsuboyama, MD

Edward Yang, MD

Christopher Yuskaitis, MD, PhD


Nursing Team

Cheryl Cahill, RN, MSN, CNRN

Christine Foley, RN, CNRN

Colleen Gagnon, RN, BSN, CNRN

Alex Gelaides, RN, BSN

Elizabeth Gifford, RN, BSN

Heather Grossklaus, MS, RN, CPNP, CPN

Rachael Kubiski, RN, MSN, CNRN

Tracy Mahoney, RN, BSN, MSN, CPNP

Candice Marti, PNP, CNRN

Sabrina Merchant, RN, BSN

Kate Mysak, PNP

Ann Paris, MS, CPNP, CNRN

Laura Pixley, CPNP, CNRN

Heather Pomella, MSN, RN, CPNP

Suzanne Rose, CPN, MSN, BSN

Debra Sousa, RN, BSN

Deborah Shiers, RN, BSN, CNRN



Katrina Boyer, PhD

Clemente Vega, PsyD


Social Workers

Meghann Soby, MSW

Chris Ryan, LCSW



Stacey Tarrant, RD, LDN

Karen Costas, MPH, RD, LDN


Technical Staff

Jack Connolly, BSIT, R. EEG T. - Director

Sheryl Manganaro, R. EEG T. - Manager

Maria de Burgo, R. EEG T. - Supervisor