Dup15q Clinics

Boston, MA

Dup15q Center of Excellence at Massachusetts General Hospital

Headed by Dr. Ron Thibert, the Boston dup15q clinic was the first to open. It's a multidisciplinary clinic for children and adults with duplications of chromosome 15q. All individuals will be evaluated first in the neurology/epilepsy clinic and then referred to various doctors experienced in dup15q syndrome as needed in the areas of sleep medicine, gastroenterology, genetics, neuropsychology and psychiatry. Families traveling from out-of-town will be interviewed prior to the visit in order to schedule the proper evaluations. Available services include inpatient EEG monitoring, sleep studies and dietary therapy for epilepsy.

Appointments: Call (617) 726-6540 to set up an appointment.

If you have already been seen by Dr. Thibert and have a medical question, call his nurse line at 617-726-0240, if it is not answered, leave a message AND if it is after hours there instructions on how to get in touch with the neurologist on call.

New York, NY

NYU Langone Medical Center

Heather Lau, M.D.
Department of Neurogenetics
To schedule an appointment, please call Lourdes Guzman at (646) 558-0802.

Lewisburg, PA

Geisinger Dup15q Developmental Clinic​

Geisinger Health System
Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute
Brenda Finucane, MS, LGC, Clinic Director
Thomas D. Challman, MD, ADMI Medical Director
Christa L. Martin, PhD, ADMI Director

Provides expert care for children and adults with duplications of 15q11.2-13. Services include developmental assessments, psychological and educational testing, genetic counseling, medication management, neurology consultation and behavioral evaluations.

Contact Barbara Haas-Givler, MEd, BCBA [email protected]; 570-522-6287 phone for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Miami, FL

Dup15q Clinic at Miami Children's Hospital

Paula Schleifer, M.D.

For appointments, Gabriela Martinez  [email protected] or call  (786) 624-3552. 

St. Paul, MN


Dup15q Clinic at Minnesota Epilepsy Group

Nitin Agarwal, MD
Pediatric Neurology & Epilepsy

Clinic coordinator: Jennifer Young, RN

Minnesota Epilepsy Group, PA
225 Smith Avenue North, #201
St. Paul, MN 55102

Provides comprehensive care for children and adults with duplication 15q syndrome. Services include neurological assessment, neuropsychological testing, psychological and behavior evaluation, genetic testing/counselling and medication management.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Jennifer Young at (651) 241-5290.

Seattle, WA

Pediatric Neuroscience Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Marcio Sotero De Menezes, M.D.
600 Broadway, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98122
(206) 215-1440

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, CA

Dup15q Clinic at UCSF Benioff Pediatric Brain Center

Elliott H. Sherr, MD, PhD- Child Neurology

Maura RZ Ruzhnikov, MD- Child Neurology, Medical Genetics

To schedule an appointment please call 

Maria Papadakis, 415-502-6487 [email protected]

1-855-PBC-UCSF (1-855-722-8273)



Los Angeles, CA

University of California Los Angeles Dup15q Clinic

Shafali Spurling Jeste, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Developmental Neurophysiology Lab                                                                                                      UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment
To schedule and appointment, call or email Careese Stephens (310) 206-7404 or [email protected] or Maria Shavers (310) 794-4008 or [email protected]