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Meet Our Team

Led by internationally-recognized experts in spina bifida and related conditions, our team includes experienced physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners and other clinicians at the top of their fields. At the center, patients have the unique opportunity to meet with many of these specialists in one visit.
 

Spina Bifida Team

Medical Providers

Read more about Carlos R. Estrada Jr., MD, MBA

Urologist-in-Chief

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Lawrence Ira Karlin, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Benjamin C. Warf, MD

Director, Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Michelle A. Baum, MD

Co-Director, Kidney Stone Program: Attending, Division of Nephrology

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Stacey Cook, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Outpatient Complex Care

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Mary Dubon, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Attending Physician, Sports Medicine Division

Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Harvard Medical School

Read more about Arda Hotz, MD

Pediatrician, Division of General Pediatrics

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Christina Jacobsen, MD, PhD

Director, Bone Program; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Erin McNamara, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director; Co-Director, Spina Bifida Center; Associate Director, Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center

Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Claudio Morera, MD

Attending. Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Weston Northam, MD

Neurosurgery Shillito Clinical Staff Associate, Department of Neurosurgery

Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Carolyn R. Rogers-Vizena, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Rebecca Siegel, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Center

Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Harvard Medical School

Read more about Hatim Thaker, MD

Attending, Department of Urology

Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Hsin-Hsiao (Scott) Wang, MD, MPH, MBAn

Director, Computational Healthcare Analytics Program (CHAP); Affiliated faculty, Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP)

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Colyn Watkins, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Center

Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Nurse Practitioners

Read more about Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Nurse Coordinator, Colorectal Program

Read more about Rebecca L. Sherlock, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse II, Department of Urology; Clinical Coordinator, Center for Spina Bifida

Neuropsychologist

Read more about Jennifer Queally, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Social Workers, Nutritionists, and Therapists

Read more about Chelsea Carpenito, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy Services

Read more about Megan Geno, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Read more about Eileen Polasky, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Conditions Center; Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about E. Reese, MPH, RDN, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition