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Physicians and Staff

The director of the NDRD program, Dr. Maria Escolar, is an internationally known practicing clinician and researcher. Other staff members include a geneticist, a child development specialist, a speech therapist, a physical therapist, an audiologist, a research manager, epidemiologist and statistician, a program administrator, a research associate and a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

Maria Escolar, MD

Maria Escolar, MD, MS

Diana Dalsimer

Child Development Specialist
Diana Dalsimer, MEd

Michele Poe  

Research Manager
Michele Poe, PhD

Tara West

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Tara West, RN, MSN, CPNP

Physical Therapists
Kelly Bossola, MSPT
Karen Karnavas, MSPT
Shannon Spady, MPT

Victoria Carrigan, MA, CCC-A

Speech Pathologists
Lynn Golightly, MS, CCC-LP
Dayna Pitcairn, MS, CCC-LP

Genetic Counselor
Katie Long, MS, CGC

Last Update
August 20, 2014
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Last Update
August 20, 2014