Jeffrey Neul, PhD

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-322-8242
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 04, 2019


Leadership Administrative Staff: Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair
Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Dr. Neul is an internationally recognized expert in genetic neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects girls and is characterized by loss of hand skills, loss of spoken language, and development of repetitive hand movements. He conducts clinical research and clinical trials on Rett syndrome, genetic research to identify other genetic causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, and translational research using disorder models to identify and test novel treatment modalities for these disorders. A native of Chicago, Dr. Neul earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago, and completed his residency and fellowship in child neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.