Phillip Pearl, MD
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Phillip L. Pearl, M.D.

President, Child Neurology Society

Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology

William G. Lennox Chair, Boston Children's Hospital

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Phillip L. Pearl is Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology and William G. Lennox Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and President of the Child Neurology Society.  Dr. Pearl, originally from Baltimore, attended Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory of Music and University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He took his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.  He was Division Chief of Neurology at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Music at the George Washington University School of Medicine until returning to Boston in January 2014.  Dr. Pearl is also a faculty member of the Music and Health Institute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  His major research interest is inherited metabolic epilepsies with specific focus on disorders of GABA metabolism.  In addition to being President of the Child Neurology Society, Dr. Pearl is the Past President of the Professors of Child Neurology.  He has authored over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 120 chapters and reviews, written or edited five books including one translated into Chinese and another into Japanese, and produced two musical CDs, the first of which had its debut at Georgetown’s famous Blues Alley and supports the care of indigent children in the capital city, Washington, D.C. [Complete Professional Summary]