Neuromuscular Disorders Program

The Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center manages care for newborns to young adults who have neuromuscular diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy,spina bifida and mitochondrial disorders.

Our team members are specialists from Pediatric Orthopedics and other pediatric disciplines, including:

We’ve found that a team of specialists drawn from multiple disciplines is very effective in caring for children with neuromuscular disorders.  It’s especially helpful if your child has a combination of complex health problems that cause pain, restrict mobility or interfere with communications skills.

Our care team

Our team is led by Stuart V. Braun, MD, Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics, who has dedicated his practice, training and research to helping children. He has managed care for thousands of children who have neuromuscular disorders since 2004. Some of the children Dr. Braun has cared for have rare and complex conditions few other doctors have treated.  

All of these specialists and their resources are available here at Tufts Medical Center. We have close, longstanding relationships with doctors and therapists in these specialties, many of whom work just steps away from our office.

Lifetime care

If your child’s condition requires long-term care, we can provide personalized treatment over his or her lifetime. That’s because we work closely with our colleagues in Orthopedics and other disciplines at Tufts Medical Center, which ensures a smooth transition to adult care if your older child needs attention from adult specialists.

For your child, our lifelong, team approach can be a source of great confidence and comfort. Our entire team will get to know you and your child. Many families find this reassuring because our doctors, nurses and staff will be familiar faces, and they will fully understand your child’s background.

Learn about muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, as well as neuromuscular problems they can cause, from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.