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Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Director, Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Director, Dravet Syndrome Comprehensive Clinical Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD, is director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, director of the Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, and director of the Dravet Syndrome Comprehensive Clinical Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr Thiele is also professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.   

Dr Thiele received her MD and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1990. She completed a residency in pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and a residency in child neurology with the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Training Program. In addition, she completed a neuroscience fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr Thiele is board certified in neurology with a special qualification in child neurology, epilepsy, and clinical neurophysiology.  

Dr Thiele directs clinical research efforts in the neurologic aspects of tuberous sclerosis complex, including epilepsy, autism, and mental health issues. She has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials in tuberous sclerosis complex, Dravet syndrome, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. She also works on improving dietary therapies for epilepsy, including the low glycemic index treatment. 

Dr Thiele has received awards for teaching in residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Longwood Neurology Program, and for research mentoring from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. She also received the Manuel R. Gomez Award from the TSC Alliance in 2008, the inaugural John M. Freeman Award in 2014, and the Infantile Spasms Heroes Award from the Child Neurology Foundation in 2014.