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Meet the MDA Clinic Team

Lurie Children’s MDA Clinic is made of a team of experts from a number of specialty areas.

Neuromuscular

Nancy L. Kuntz, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Neurology; Medical Director, Mazza Foundation Neuromuscular Program; Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Vamshi K. Rao, MD

Attending Physician, Neurology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Kristen Alianello, BSN-RN

Clinical Coordinator

Natalie Blackwood, BSN-RN

Kate Kennedy, BSN-RN

Cardiology

Katheryn E. Gambetta, MD

Attending Physician, Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Pulmonary Medicine

Janaki Paskaradevan, MD

Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Bone Health

Leslie Gamez-Gallo, APRN-NP, MSN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

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Meghan Kostyk, APRN-NP, MSN, CPNP, CCD

Advanced Practice Nurse and Certified Clinical Densitometrist, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

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Genetic Counseling

Lenika De Simone, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor II, Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism

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Jill Frauenheim, MS, CGC

Physical Therapy

Laura Brown

Katie Hoffman, MPT, PT

Carolyn Hyson

Occupational Therapy

Elyse Hahn

Sara Rubinstein, CO-L, CTRS

Nutrition

Jessica Almanza

Social Work

Michelle Erford

Anna Goldberger