Scott Klein, M.D., M.H.S.A., Glen Prusky, Ph.D., Donald Foley, Sudhin Shah, Ph.D., Robert Baldoni, N.Jeremy Hill, D.Phil, David Pedowitz, Kathleen Friel, Ph.D., Nicholas Schiff, M.D., Darryl De Vivo, M.D., William Mobley, M.D., Ph.D., Amy Bastian, P.T., Ph.D., Jonathan Wolpaw, M.D., Jason Carmel, M.D., Ph.D., Barry Kosofsky, M.D., Ph.D., Lindsey Echevarria, B.A., Adam Kirton, M.D., MSc., John Canning, Owen Gutfreund, Larry Levine, Raj Ratan, M.D., Ph.D. Not pictured, Michael Johnston, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

Amy Bastian, P.T., Ph.D.
Professor of neuroscience and neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Chief Science Officer, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory Kennedy Krieger Institute

Michael Johnston, M.D.
Professor of neurology and pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Adam Kirton, M.D., MSc
Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary
Attending Pediatric Neurologist, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Director, Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program,
Director, Alberta Perinatal Stroke Project,
Director, ACH Pediatric Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory,
Alberta Children's Hospital

Barry Kosofsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Professor of Pediatrics in Radiology, Neurology, and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NYP Komansky Children's Hospital.
Director of the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience

William Mobley, M.D., Ph.D.
UC, San Diego
Florence Riford Chair of Alzheimer Disease Research.
Executive Director of UCSD's Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment. 

Nicholas Schiff, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine
Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Professor of Public Health
Co-Director, Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI)

Darryl De Vivo, M.D.
Columbia University
Sidney Carter Professor of Neurology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Director Emeritus (1979-2000) of the Pediatric Neurology Service at Columbia University Medical Center

Jonathan Wolpaw, M.D.
Wadsworth Center
Director of the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
David Axelrod Institute, Wadsworth Center
NYS Department of Health

Joint Steering Committee

Rajiv Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director, Burke Neurological Institute

Larry Levine
President & CEO, Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Scott Klein, M.D., M.H.S.A.
Chief Medical Officer & Chief of Pediatrics, Blythedale Children’s Hospital

John Canning
Chief Financial Officer, Blythedale Children’s Hospital

David Pedowitz
Chair, Board of Trustees, Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Owen Gutfreund
Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Robert J. Baldoni
Chair, Board of Trustees, Burke Neurological Institute

Donald Foley
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Burke Neurological Institute

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Blythedale Children’s Hospital strives

  • To promote ethical research;
  • To protect research participant’s rights;
  • To ensure compliance with Federal regulations; and
  • To protect the interests of the institution.

Research conducted at Blythedale using human participants, is overseen by Blythedale's IRB. Its purpose is to facilitate human subjects research and to ensure the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected during their participation. The board weighs the risks and benefits of participation to help protect the health and best interests of research participants.

IRB Board Members   

Emily Hersh, Ph.D.
Scott Klein, M.D., M.H.S.A.
Barbara Ladenheim, Ph.D.
Jay Selman, M.D.
Melissa Shemek, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N.  
Will Watson, Ph. D.
Dianna Willis, Ph.D. 
Vance Zemon, Ph.D.


September 20, 2018
November 8, 2018