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Basil Darras, MD

Healthcare Professional
Neuromuscular Center and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program
Department of Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Fegan, 11th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dr. Basil Darras serves as an expert in the Department of Neurology – Boston Children’s Hospital Precision Medicine Service. His practice focuses on treating children with neuromuscular diseases, which present as problems of motor development and function.

Dr. Darras is an Associate Neurologist-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital and holds the Joseph J. Volpe Chair in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is the Chief of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology at the hospital. For 11 years, Dr. Darras ran the hospital’s Neurology Residency training program and he was twice voted as the “Teacher of the Year” by Neurology Residents.

Dr. Basil Darras is proud to be involved with two innovative multi-disciplinary clinical programs at Boston Children’s Hospital. He directs the Neuromuscular Program, which provides diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic services for children with neuromuscular diseases, and is one largest of its kind in the country; and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Clinical Research Program, which seeks to improve medical care for children with SMA, and discover new treatments for this devastating motor neuron disease.

Representative Publications:

Ethical Perspectives on Treatment Options With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patients

Revised Upper Limb Module in Type II and III Spinal Muscular Atrophy: 24-Month Changes

A Tale of Two Diseases: Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Pompe Disease

Different Trajectories in Upper Limb and Gross Motor Function in Spinal Muscular Atrophy


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